Australian batsman Phillip Hughes passed away today after succumbing to his injuries sustained during a domestic match when he was hit by a bouncer, Cricket Australia said. He was 25.
Players and members of the cricket fraternity from across the globe poured in tributes as soon as the news came in.
Shocked and saddened by the news of Phil Huges. Horrible day for cricket. RIP Phil and may your family gain the strength to cope.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 27, 2014
Shocking!!! What a tragedy. Untimely death of phil Hughes. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. May his soul RIP #Devastated
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 27, 2014
Lost for words! Holding onto the fact that he is in a better world right now! RIP buddy! Thinking of Sean and the family! God do your work!
— mark boucher (@markb46) November 27, 2014
A very sad day for the world of cricket. So sorry for Phillip Hughes and his family . Spare a thought for Sean Abbott.
— Ian Botham (@BeefyBotham) November 27, 2014
Really Sad news to hear this morning. RIP philip Hughes. Condolences to his family - you will be missed.
— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) November 27, 2014
Rest peacefully our little brother...may God hold you in the palm of his hand forever. Deepest sympathies to the Hughes Family and friends
— Matthew Hayden AM (@HaydosTweets) November 27, 2014
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) November 27, 2014
For eternity the spirit of Cap No. 408 #RIPPhilHughes
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) November 27, 2014
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) November 27, 2014
Totally , totally sick inside and have no words.thinking and praying for friends and family. #RIPPhilHughes
— Graeme Smith (@GraemeSmith49) November 27, 2014
Saddest day in cricket fraternity. Rest in peace mate and Sean Abbott stay strong #PhilHughes
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) November 27, 2014
Hughes was fighting for life in St Vincent's Hospital after being struck on the head in a freak accident during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground here yesterday.
The 25-year-old left-hander, who was on the verge of a Test recall, was hit on the lower head by a Sean Abbot bouncer following which he underwent an emergency surgery and was placed in an induced coma in the Intensive Care Unit of the St Vincent's Hospital.
With agency inputs