Phil Hughes passes away on thursady 27, 2014
Young Australian batsman, Phil Hughes passes away in hospital after he was hit on the head by a bouncer by Sean Abbott during a Sheffield Shield match at SCG on tuesday. He was 25 years old from Macksville, New South Wales.
After being hit very hard on the lower back of the neck by a bouncer, he was taken to the hospital in a critical state, where he was operated upon. He was diagnosed with skull fracture and remained in coma at St Vincent’s hospital after the surgery. He never regained consciousness as said by the doctor.
The statement by the doctor reads “It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away”.
Sheffield Shield tournament was called off after Hughes suffered such an injury.
Friends, family, coaches and others were visiting the hospital since tuesday to support his family members. Australian cricketers were present at the hospital including Ricky ponting, M. Clarke (a close friend of Hughes), Shane watson, S. Smith, B. Haddin, A. Finch, Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle and many more.
His debut for Australia as a test batsman was in 2012-13 against Sri Lanka. This was a home series where he showed his class and ability to stay at the wicket with scores of 80+ in both the innings. He looked a promising young batsman and future of Australia cricket.
27th Nov 2014, date to be rememberd for years to come as a heartbreaking day for Hughes’s family and for the entire cricket fraternity.
A bowler who bowled a regular bouncer to a batsman, turned out to be the “Delivery of Death“. Sean Abbott has never thought of it, nobody has ever and never will. But its all down to fate and cricket has lost a young promising Australian batsman.