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Phillip Hughes: Australian Batsman Dies After Severe Head Injury

We are extremely sad to announce that Phillip Hughes has passed away at the age of 25.

Cricket Australia confirms 25-year-old Phillip Hughes has died in hospital after suffering an injury during a match on Tuesday.

Australia team doctor Peter Brukner said he passed away in hospital, never regaining consciousness.

Phillip Hughes: Australian Batsman Dies After Severe Head Injury
Phillip Hughes: Australian Batsman Dies After Severe Head Injury

Hughes, who also played for Hampshire, Middlesex and Worcestershire, was hit by a delivery from bowler Sean Abbott.

The 25-year-old was hit on the head during New South Wales’ first-class match against South Australia on Tuesday.

An emotional Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke read a statement from the family at a news conference on Thursday.

He said: “We’re 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, players, Cricket Australia and the general public.

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Written by Marc Tiu

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