Cricket Australia: The death of Philip Hughes has come as a shock not only to Australia but to world cricket.
Phillip Hughes: November 27 .. The most tragic day in the history of cricket. No cricketer can forget this day so easily. Today, such an accident has taken place to the shock of every cricket lover and every player. On the same day in 2014, a talented cricketer just 25 years old hit the ball on the head and left the world. The death of Australia’s best opener Philip Hughes has shocked not only Australia but the world of cricket. Today is the 7th anniversary of Philip Hughes. Philip Hughes was injured by a bouncer by New South Wales fast bowler Sean Abbott during a Sheffield Shield match. He collapsed on the field as the ball hit the back of his head. Hughes died on November 27, two days after the accident.
Before we find out how Philip Hughes died in that accident, let’s take a brief look at his career statistics. In his career, Hughes scored 1535 runs in 26 Tests with 3 centuries. In ODIs his bat scored 826 runs with the help of 2 centuries and 4 fifties. Hughes did not play much in international cricket. But, at just 25 years old, he scored 9023 runs in 114 first-class matches with 26 centuries. At the same time in List A, Hughes scored 3639 runs with the help of 8 centuries.
Terrible accident ..
The Sheffield Shield match takes place on 25 November 2014 at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground. The match was between South Australia vs New South Wales. Phil Hughes was unbeaten on 63 with a fantastic half-century. However, an incident that touched the hearts of all cricket fans took place and this player was killed. Fast bowler Sean Abbott attacked with a bouncer. Phil Hughes tried to play the hook shot but failed. The ball hit hard behind his head. Hughes wore a helmet. But, the ball hit the gap between his neck and the helmet. Hughes fell to the ground as soon as the ball hit him and fainted. He was immediately airlifted by helicopter to the hospital. Hughes underwent surgery at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. But, he slipped into a coma. Hughes began praying for his well-being across Australia. But, their prayers could not avert his death. Hughes died on November 27.
He scored a century in both innings of the Durban Test.
Phil Hughes scored a fantastic century in his second Test match at just 20 years old. Hughes scored 115 in the first innings and 160 in the second innings against South African bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel. Australia won that Test match. This player was named Man of the Match. Philip Hughes became the youngest player in the world to score a century in both innings of a Test. Not only on the bouncy pitch, Hughes scored an impressive Test century in Colombo on the tour of Sri Lanka. Hughes also scored two ODI centuries against Sri Lanka. Hughes is considered Australia’s next superstar. But, at just 25 years old it was sad to see this player leave everyone.
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