Phillip Hughes, the young Australian batsman passed away after sustaining a blow near ear while playing a Sheffield Shield Trophy match. He was under treatment in an unconscious state for two days and finally lost his life three days before his 26th birthday.
The whole Cricket world mourned before the left handed batsman’s death and to his tribute, the ongoing third test between Pakistan and New Zealand at Sharjah called off the play on Day 2.
In regards to Hughes’ death,Australia postponed the India’s second warm up game to be played on Friday. This incident also lead to rumours over the Test series of India in tour of Down Under.
Cricketers all round paid tribute and felt sorry for Phillip Hughes and his family.
Coming to his Cricket career, Phillip Hughes was the youngest Test batsman to score twin centuries in a Test match, which he did at an age of 20 against South Africa.
Phillip Hughes scored a Century on his ODI debut, the first Australian to do so and scored 112 in that innings, the fifth highest for a batsman on debut in ODIs.
Also, in this year in July, Hughes became the first Australian to score a Double Century in List. A cricket which he done against South Africa A by scoring an unbeaten 202.
How it happened:
Playing for South Australia in Sheffield Shield trophy against his former state team, New South Wales, Phillip Hughes set to face Sean Abbott while batting on 63. Hughes was good at leaving and ducking the short deliveries in the innings but decided to go on a rising delivery bowled by Abbott. Unfortunately, Hughes missed it and it hit him back side of head part where helmet covering wasn’t there. And soon he stood still leaving the bat from his hand just before feeling on the pitch with face aimed towards the ground.
Soon he was rushed to hospital in an unconscious state for treatment. At hospital he went into Coma state and later suffered a Heart Attack. However, he fought with his life after been surged to his brain but he was breathing on Ventilator till the moment which he failed to do it .