SYDNEY – The Gentleman’s game – Cricket – has caused the death of a young 25-year-old Australian batsman Phil Hughes two days after being hit on the head by a ball.
Hughes dies on Thursday morning as per announced by the Australian Cricket Board.
Australia team doctor Peter Brukner said he never regained consciousness and died in hospital in Sydney.
Hughes, 25, was carried off on a stretcher at the Sydney Cricket Ground after a short-pitched delivery struck his head, missing his helmet. He had CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation before being taken to hospital and placed in an induced coma.
In a statement, Peter Brukner said: “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.