Phillip Hughes died this morning, two days after being hit on the neck by a routine short delivery from Sean Abbott during a domestic cricket match in Australian.
Hughes, who passed away at the age of 25, was one of cricket’s most exciting batsmen.
He scored 1,535 runs in 26 Tests for Australia, as well as 826 in 25 ODIs.
Hughes was a very popular man and that is reflected by the huge response to his death on Twitter.
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) November 27, 2014
Life is uncertain. Our deepest condolences to Phil Hughes’ family and friends. May his soul Rest in Peace! pic.twitter.com/fbQhk52XCu
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) November 27, 2014
Shocked and sadden by the news of Phil hughes. Condolence to his family and friends # RIP — Harbhajan Singh (@harbhajan_singh) November 27, 2014
RIP Phill Hughes !!
— Quinton De Kock (@QuinnyDeKock69) November 27, 2014
RIP Phil Hughes. Gone too soon. Thoughts and Prayers are with you and the family. Shocked.
— Ross Taylor (@RossLTaylor) November 27, 2014
Condolences to the family of Australian cricket player Phil Hughes. I met him and Michael Clark in London. RIP pic.twitter.com/Zt8kbKuvXO
— Amir Khan (@AmirKingKhan) November 27, 2014
Phil Hughes: “Humble, understated and hardworking.” – James Sutherland, Cricket Australia
— BBC Radio 5 live (@bbc5live) November 27, 2014
Such sad news to wake up to