Cricket fans from around the world have joined together in paying tribute to Australian cricket player Philip Hughes, who passed away earlier today after a tragic incident two days ago.
While playing in a Sheffield Shield match in Sydney, Hughes was hit by a bouncer from New South Wales’ Sean Abbott, and immediately collapsed on the pitch.
He was then rushed to the St. Vincent hospital, and underwent an emergency surgery. Upon completion of the surgery, he was induced into coma and placed on breathing aid. However after 48 hours, Hughes tragically passed away earlier today.
Philip Hughes RIP an absolute tragedy. To die playing a sport is just horrible-that poor bowler is going to need a lot of support.Really sad
— Stuart Mair (@leaburn) November 27, 2014
Absolutely tragic news about #philiphughes. His family and the poor lad who was bowling must be going through hell. RIP
— Chris Mann (@ChrisMann82) November 27, 2014
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Philip Hughes. May God be with you during this difficult time. RIP
— Vernon Philander (@VDP_24) November 27, 2014
Deepest sympathy's to Philip Hughes' family. I'm in complete shock. @seanabbott77 stay strong, our thoughts are with you too. Total accident
— Dav Whatmore (@dfwhatmore) November 27, 2014
R.I.P #PhilipHughes! One of the darkest days ever in the world of cricket. Sleep well lad.Stay Strong @seanabbott77
— Venkataraman Ganesan (@Mimeticsian) November 27, 2014
Devastated to hear the news about Philip Hughes.A huge talent and a great Australian lost too soon. We will never forget you #CricketFamily
— Damien Martyn🏏 (@damienmartyn) November 27, 2014
Rip ..Philip Hughes ..darkest news of the cricket history ..our thoughts and prayers are with his family ..
— Bilawal bhatti (@007Bilawal) November 27, 2014
Philip Hughes .. Rest In Peace .. 🙁
Sad day for Cricket …#PhilipHughes #RIP
— srikar (@srikar005) November 27, 2014