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A sad day for cricket

Australian batsman Phillip Hughes died Thursday from the injuries sustained when he was hit by a bouncer in a domestic game this week, Cricket Australia said. Hughes was 25.

Australia's Phillip Hughes watches his shot during the fourth day of their third and final test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo on September 19, 2011. — Reuters
Australia's Phillip Hughes watches his shot during the fourth day of their third and final test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo on September 19, 2011. — Reuters
Australia's Phillip Hughes touches his head during a training session before the third Ashes cricket test match against England at Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester on July 30, 2013. — Reuters
Australia's Phillip Hughes touches his head during a training session before the third Ashes cricket test match against England at Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester on July 30, 2013. — Reuters
In this September 19, 2011 file photo, Australia's batsman Phillip Hughes celebrates after scoring a century during the fourth day's play of the third cricket test match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Colombo. Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday. — AP
In this September 19, 2011 file photo, Australia's batsman Phillip Hughes celebrates after scoring a century during the fourth day's play of the third cricket test match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Colombo. Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday. — AP
In this October 5, 2014 file photo, Australian batsman Phillip Hughes hits the ball during the first International T20 cricket match against Pakistan in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. — AP
In this October 5, 2014 file photo, Australian batsman Phillip Hughes hits the ball during the first International T20 cricket match against Pakistan in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. — AP
In a file picture taken on December 13, 2012 Australia's player Phil Hughes (R) looks on with captain Michael Clarke (L) during a training session ahead of the first cricket Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Hobart. — AFP
In a file picture taken on December 13, 2012 Australia's player Phil Hughes (R) looks on with captain Michael Clarke (L) during a training session ahead of the first cricket Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Hobart. — AFP
In this file picture taken on June 12, 2013, Australian batsman Phillip Hughes leaves the field after being run out during the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy One Day International (ODI) cricket match between Australia and New Zealand at Edgbaston in Birmingham, central England. —  AFP
In this file picture taken on June 12, 2013, Australian batsman Phillip Hughes leaves the field after being run out during the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy One Day International (ODI) cricket match between Australia and New Zealand at Edgbaston in Birmingham, central England. — AFP
In this Jan 3, 2011 file photo, Australian batsman Phillip Hughes receives the ball on his body as he plays at the ball against England on the first day's play of their fifth and final Ashes cricket test at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia. — AP
In this Jan 3, 2011 file photo, Australian batsman Phillip Hughes receives the ball on his body as he plays at the ball against England on the first day's play of their fifth and final Ashes cricket test at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia. — AP
In this file picture taken on June 8, 2013, Australian batsman Phillip Hughes bats during the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy cricket match between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham, central England. — AFP
In this file picture taken on June 8, 2013, Australian batsman Phillip Hughes bats during the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy cricket match between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham, central England. — AFP

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amar rana Nov 27, 2014 04:37pm

what a sad day for cric. lovers from india- pak,a nice calm guy and a deicated batsman,God bless your soul and heartfelt condolences to his family.Not to forget Sean abbott,u did nothing wrong ,just a sad day,GOD bless u all.

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@OnLineDahwah2U Nov 28, 2014 01:09am

It is a great loss of one of our favorite passed away playing cricket (RIP).

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Akil Akhtar Nov 28, 2014 07:45am

Good gesture from Pakistan and NZ to abandon the play yesterday. News is that Indian team visiting Australia is insisting the first test should go ahead when the Australians are in no mood.

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ainuddin khilji Nov 30, 2014 09:26am

Sampathies for family of houge

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Sash Nov 30, 2014 08:09pm

@Akil Akhtar I dont knw from where u get to know these news ? know the facts , if u dont know then google Aus news , you will know the facts.

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Tina Dec 01, 2014 10:54am

@Akil Akhtar : What utter rubbish!! you can't leave any opportunity to malign India, hai naa?? Indian cricket board is the richest one. One test match does not alter its finances. get your facts right.

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