It was a bad Thursday for the Australian Cricket Association (ACA), when Philip Hughes, a promising young batman passed on. The tragic death emanated from the injury he sustained during a match on Tuesday.
The 25 years old was playing for South Australia against NSW, when he was hit on lower back of the neck by a bouncer. He collapsed immediately and was taking to a hospital on a critical state.
Hughes died on Thursday. A statement from the Australian team Doctor, Peter Brunker, reads-
“It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away,”
“He was not in pain before he passed and was surrounded by his family and close friends. As a cricket community we mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathies to Phillip’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time. Cricket Australia kindly asks that the privacy of the Hughes family, players and staff be respected.”
An emergency surgery was conducted on Hughes to relieve pressure on his brain, but he didn’t regain consciousness, he remained in induced coma and sadly lost the fight.