One of the worst news that you could hear today, Australian international cricketer Phillip Hughes died at Sydney's St. Vincent's Hospital.
The 25-year-old cricketer was in critical condition after he was hit on the head by a ball delivered by New South Wales bowler Sean Abbott while batting during an important domestic game in the city on Tuesday.
This terrible incident sent shock waves through the cricket world and other mediums as well and it reminded us that life should not be taken lightly and despite many precautions cricket can be a highly dangerous sport.
Phill was struck on the rear left side of the head below the helmet by a short, fast ball, also known as bouncer".Hughes, who grew up on a banana farm outside Sydney, had undergone emergency surgery and was kept in an induced coma until passing away on Thursday.
Tributes have poured in for the young star from all fields, even Bollywood. He was the first Australian batsman ever to score a century in his debut for his national side in the one-day form of the game.
Many Indian cricketers too tweeted about him. Virat Kohli tweeted, "Shocked and saddened by the news of Phil Huges. Horrible day for cricket. RIP Phil and may your family gain the strength to cope."
Suresh Raina tweeted, "Shocked and saddened. Phil Hughes you will live on in our hearts. RIP worst day in world cricket #peace #PhilHughes"
Rohit Sharma tweeted, "Saddest day in cricket fraternity. Rest in peace mate and Sean Abbott stay strong #PhilHughes."
Devansh Patel tweeted, "Very Very SAD! #PhilHughes RIP. I've been a cricketer & have seen many get hit on the visor. What must @seanabbott77 be going through??"
Bollywood celebrities like Arjun Kapoor and Anushka Sharma too mourned his death and took to Twitter to convey their feeling.s. Read further to know what Bollywood celebs mounred about Phillip Hughes.
That's how fickle life is...RIP Phil Hughes...and my heart goes out to @seanabbott77 ..they were just playing cricket at the end of the day
This is just so so terribly sad ... RIP Phil Hughes ...
@AnushkaSharma: Thoughts are with Phil Hughes family and also with Sean Abbott . Stay strong . This is such an unfortunate incident ..
Terrible to hear about such an untimely death. Phil Hughes departs reminding us all of the fragility of life and to just live every moment..
Very very sad news of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes passing away..Prayers and condolences to his family. Sad day for cricket. RIP.
Extremely saddened by the news that Australian cricketer Phil Hughes passes away after being struck by a bouncer. RIP Phil Hughes :(
RIP #PhilHughes .... Left the crease too soon. . . :(
Just heard the tragic news. #PhilHughes this is the first fatality in the sport I am hearing of after Raman Lamba. A sad day for cricket
RIP Phil Hughes .. Sad sad day for cricket :( ((
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In today's time he got hit by a bouncer n died. Not done. RIP Phil Hughes. Heartfelt condolences.
RIP #PhilHughes.. Will always remember the few laughs we shared. Miss your wonderful wonderful soul. Sending so much love to your family :*(