SYDNEY: Australian Test cricketer Phillip Hughes has died, after being hit on the head during a domestic match, delivery bowled by Sean Abbot. While in ABU DHABI, Pakistan and New zealand decided to suspend the day 2 of 2nd test match between the teams to honour Phillip Hughes.
25 year late Australian batsman, made his test debut against South Africa in 2009 , he played 26 test matches with the batting average of 32.65. He also made 25 ODI and 1 t20 appearances in Australian colours. Carries 35.91 and 6.0 batting averages in ODI and T20 respectively.
Australia captain Michael Clarke read out a statement on the behalf of the Phillip Hughes family at a news conference held at St Vincent’s Hospital where the late player was being treated.
Speaking on behalf of parents, sister and brother of Phillip Hughes, he said “We are devastated by the loss of our much-loved son and brother, Phillip. It’s been a very difficult few days.We appreciate all the support we have received from family, friends, player, Cricket Australia and the general public. “Cricket was Phillip’s life and we as a family shared that love of the game with him we would like to thank all the medical and nursing staff at St Vincent’s Hospital and Cricket New South Wales medical staff for their great efforts with Phillip. We love you”
IIC Statemen on passing of Phillip Hughes:
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has offered its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes who has passed away following an injury he suffered during a first-class match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday.
ICC Chairman Mr Narayanaswami Srinivasan said: “We are all shocked and saddened with the news of Phillip’s passing. On behalf of the entire cricket community, I would like to extend my sincere condolences to his family and friends.”