Tuesday 22 August 2017 / 05:35 AM

Phillip Hughes passes away at the age of 25

25-year-old Phillip Hughes has passed away at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital after the head injuries he suffered at the SCG on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Hughes was rushed to hospital after a cricket ball hit the back of his head, causing severe bleeding on the brain. He immediately underwent brain surgery to release pressure in the back of his head and had been an induced coma for the last 48 hours.

Cricket Australia have released this statement – from team doctor Peter Brukner:

“It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away.

 

He never regained consciousness following his injury on Tuesday.

 

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.”

Career highlights:

  • Hughes was the youngest player to score a century in both innings of a Test match – he was 20 years and 96 days old.
  • He was the first Australian male to notch up a double ton in a limited overs match.
  • The only Aussie to score a century on his ODI debut.

Test Career

Debut: Against South Africa February 26, 2009

Matches: 26

Average: 32.65

Runs: 1,535

Highest Score: 160

Centuries: 3

One-Day International Career

Debut: Against Sri Lanka, January 11, 2013

Matches: 25

Average: 35.91

Runs: 826

Highest Score: 138 (not out)

Centuries: 2

From everyone here at Commentary Box Sports, we send our deepest condolences to the Phillip Hughes’ family, friends, teammates and the cricketing community.

Rest In Peace Hughesy – you legend.

[Cricket Australia]

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