Australian Test batsman Phil Hughes has died aged 25.
He passed away at Sydney’s St. Vincent Hospital after he was hit on the head by a short ball in a domestic Sheffield Shield game.
Phil Hughes played in 26 tests and batted in 49 innings. He scored 1535 runs at an average of 32.65.
Listen to Dr Timothy Steel, Head of Neurosurgery at St Vincent Hospital, discuss exactly why Hughes died while countless others carried on after being hit in the head.
Absolutely shocked to hear the news of Phil Hughes passing away! Thoughts and prays are with his family as well as Sean Abbott!— Shaun Pollock (@7polly7) November 27, 2014
Such terrible news with the passing of Phil Hughes. Our deepest sympathies to his family.— Glenn McGrath (@glennmcgrath11) November 27, 2014
RIP Phil Hughes. Our deepest condolences goes to his family,friends and the entire cricket community on this sad day. pic.twitter.com/El192aYahL— Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) November 27, 2014