Australian cricketer Phil Hughes dies, three days after head injury on pitch
Australian cricketer Phil Hughes, who suffered head injury during a Sheffield Shield game between New South Wales(NSW) and South Phil Hughes on Tuesday, passed away on Thursday.
A press release by the Australian Team Doctor Peter Brukner said, “It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away.” “He never regained consciousness following his injury on Tuesday. He was not in pain before he passed and was surrounded by his family and close friends.”
Phil Hughes, who was batting for South Australia in the domestic first-class match against NSW, was hit on his head by a steaming delivery from bowler Sean Abbott on Tuesday. The 25-year-old southpaw paused for breath with his hands on his knees before collapsing face-first onto the ground.
The on-field players immediately rushed to his aid while NSW cricket team’s doctor John Orchard sprinted his way onto the field. After being treated at the stadium, Hughes, who played 26 Tests and 25 ODIs, was rushed to hospital to have emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.On November 30, Hughes would have turned 26.
Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott expressed his grief and described Hughes as a “a young man living out his dreams”.