The cricket community worldwide is in mourning today following the death of Phillip Joel Hughes, aged 25. Hughes had remained in an induced coma at St Vincent’s hospital after suffering fatal head injury during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday. Cricket Australia announced the news with a statement from team doctor Peter Brukner: “It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away,” Dr Brukner’s statement read. “He never regained consciousness following his injury on Tuesday.
Reaction from Australia and cricket world
Prominent cricketers and sports people from past and present have expressed their deep sadness and shock following the passing of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes.
RIP you little champ, we are all going to miss you ! Love, prayers to all the Hughes family xxxx
— Darren Lehmann (@darren_lehmann) November 27, 2014
No no no no no. RIP Phillip Hughes — Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) November 27, 2014
No words can describe the loss Rip pic.twitter.com/3kOm5MkVsc
— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) 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
Brothers in arms, RIP mate. I will always walk out there forever knowing your by my side. Love you BRAZ!! pic.twitter.com/Qxq2Jy0Pyx
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) November 27, 2014
Such terrible news with the passing of Phil Hughes. Our deepest sympathies to his family. — Glenn McGrath (@glennmcgrath11) November 27, 2014
Totally saddened by the passing of our cricket brother and friend Phil Hughes. Terrible loss! Deepest condolences 2 his family! #RIPHughes
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) November 27, 2014
Woke up to the news of Phil Hughes passing away. RIP buddy. Thoughts and prayers to friends and family. What a sad day. — Jacques Kallis (@jacqueskallis75) November 27, 2014
Such sad news to wake up to. My deepest most sincere condolences to Phil Hughes’s family and friends.
— hashim amla (@amlahash) November 27, 2014
Heart broken! A very dark day. You will be missed, Phil Hughes. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family & friends. — AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) November 27, 2014
Rest in peace Hughesy. I am really going to miss you. You were 1 of the great blokes and I will never forget you. #408 will live on forever.
— Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) November 27, 2014
Just heard the worst news possible..our thoughts & prayers are with Phil, his family & friends. RIP Phil Hughes!! — Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) November 27, 2014
The #BasinReserve joins the rest of our #CricketFamily in remembering Phillip Hughes. pic.twitter.com/fzMRphcHmw
— NZ Cricket Museum (@NZCricketMuseum) November 27, 2014
Moment of silence for #PhillipHughes observed by Port Qasim Authority & Water and Power Development Authority. pic.twitter.com/CDhQr4qGrN
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) November 27, 2014
Statement by the England team: Our deepest sympathies go out to Phil Hughes’ family, friends and teammates at this incredibly sad time.
— England Cricket (@ECB_cricket) November 27, 2014
Shocked to hear about Phil. Sad day for cricket. Deepest condolences to family, friends and well wishers. RIP #PhilipHughes — sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 27, 2014
Shocked and saddened by the news of Phil Hughes. Horrible day for cricket. RIP Phil and may your family gain the strength to cope.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 27, 2014