Phillip Hughes threw everything at the ball and as a talented junior had numbers as good as Donald Bradman’s reflects Fairfax Media cricket commentator Greg Matthews.
Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died in hospital, two days after he was struck on the head by a cricket ball while playing in a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Australian team doctor Peter Brukner said in a statement released by Cricket Australia this afternoon that Hughes had died at St Vincent’s Hospital.
“He never regained consciousness following his injury on Tuesday,” he said.
TRAGEDY: Australian cricketer Phil Hughes has died after being hit in the head while batting in a match two days ago.
“He was not in pain before he passed and was surrounded by his family and close friends.
“As a cricket community we mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathies to Phillip’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time.
“Cricket Australia kindly asks that the privacy of the Hughes family, players and staff be respected.”
The international cricketing and sporting community sends their condolences to the family of Phillip Hughes.
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