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Cricketing fraternity condoles sad demise

Cricketing fraternity condoles sad demise
The 25-year-old cricketer, who was in contention for a Test recall for the coming series against India, died at the St Vincent’s Hospital, where he was battling for life after being hit on the head by a bouncer from Sean Abbot during a domestic match between New South Wales and South Australia on Tuesday.

BCCI led the Indian cricket fraternity in condoling the early demise of Hughes, who was described as true gentleman on the field. “Our condolences and prayers with Phil Hughes’ family. May his soul rest in peace. #PhilHughes #CricketFamily,” BCCI wrote in its twitter page.

Sachin Tendulkar expressed his sympathy for Hughes’ family on the shocking news. “Shocked to hear about Phil. Sad day for cricket. Deepest condolences to family, friends and well wishers. RIP #PhilipHughes,” Tendulkar said. India’s vice-captain Virat Kohli, who will lead the side in the first Test against Australia in Brisbane in the absence of regular skipper MS Dhoni, termed it as a horrible day for the game of cricket. “Shocked and saddened by the news of Phil Huges. Horrible day for cricket. RIP Phil and may your family gain the strength to cope,” he tweeted.

Another Indian batsman Rohit Sharma had words of sympathy for Sean Abott, whose bouncer hit Hughes leading to the left-hander’s death. “Saddest day in cricket fraternity. Rest in peace mate and Sean Abbott stay strong #PhilHughes,” Rohit tweeted. Out of-favour allrounder Yuvraj Singh termed Hughes demise as a dark day for the game. “Dark day for cricket can’t believe Phil hughes has gone! Rip my friend ! My heart goes out to his family !shocking,” Yuvraj wrote. “Shocked and saddened.
Phil Hughes you will live on in our hearts. RIP worst day in world cricket #peace #PhilHughes,” Suresh Raina tweeted.

“RIP you little champ, we are all going to miss you ! Love, prayers to all the Hughes family xxxx,” Australia coach Darren Lehnman wrote. “No no no no no. RIP Phillip Hughes,” was how former captain and wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist reacted on hearing the news.

Australia pace great Glenn McGrath and former opener Matthew Hayden also exprssed their sympathies for the bereaved cricketer’s family. “Such terrible news with the passing of Phil Hughes. Our deepest sympathies to his family,” McGrath wrote. “Rest peacefully our little brother...may God hold you in the palm of his hand forever. Deepest sympathies to the Hughes Family and friends,” Hayden tweeted.
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