The heartbreaking news broke this morning that 25-year-old cricketer Phillip Hughes has passed away in a Syndey hospital two days after being hit by a ball.
The batsman was batting for South Australia during a Sheffield Shield game against New South Wales on Tuesday when he was struck on the neck by a delivery from Sean Abbot.
And the world of cricket have joined in mourning the death of one of the sports’ true gentlemen paying their respects on Twitter.
RIP you little champ, we are all going to miss you ! Love, prayers to all the Hughes family xxxx
— Darren Lehmann (@darren_lehmann) November 27, 2014
We are extremely sad to announce that Phillip Hughes has passed away at the age of 25 pic.twitter.com/RjIWcqlT2v
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) November 27, 2014
No words can describe the loss ? Rip pic.twitter.com/3kOm5MkVsc
— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) November 27, 2014
Spent over 40 years watching & playing cricket. This is the saddest of days for everyone who loves the game. #RIPPhillipHughes
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 27, 2014
NO NO NO NO NO! RIP, Hughsey #63notout ?
— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) November 27, 2014
Absolutely devastated to wake to the news of Phil Hughes' death. The MCC Flag at Lord's will be lowered in his memory.
— Lord's Ground (@HomeOfCricket) November 27, 2014
Just an absolute tragedy that Hughesy is no longer with us. He was such an awesome young man, RIP buddy, shattered… http://t.co/avDtc8deoR
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) November 27, 2014
Cuz I miss you so much, never has someone had such an impact on my life, my career, my outlook. devastated and upset. Love you bro #RIPPhil
— Nick Compton (@thecompdog) November 27, 2014
— Adelaide Oval (@TheAdelaideOval) November 27, 2014
You defined character, courage and most of all laughter, you will be missed by many my friend. RIP #PhillipHughes
— shaun marsh (@shaunmarsh9) November 27, 2014