Australian Test cricketer Phillip Hughes has died today on Thursday 27th November 2014.He is injured on Tuesday 25th November 2014. Hughes died two days after suffering a catastrophic brain injury caused by a blow to the head from a cricket ball during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Australia team doctor Peter Brukner said he passed away in hospital, never regaining consciousness.
Hughes, who also played for Hampshire, Middlesex and Worcestershire, was hit by a delivery from bowler Sean Abbott.
“It’s an understatement to say we’re completely devastated,” said Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland.
“The word tragedy gets used too often in sport, but this freak accident is a real life tragedy.”
Phillip Hughes accident Report
Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died Thursday after being hit by a ball during a domestic match. Hughes was hit by a “bouncer” an aggressive high-speed bowling technique in which the ball bounces hard and high off the ground.