Australian Cricket player Philip Hughes has been pronounced dead by medical personal at St Vincents Hospital in Sydney.
The batsman originally made his debut for New South Wales before moving to South Australia. He became the youngest player since Ricky Ponting to score a century in both innings of a Test Match in 2009 at age 20.
He also represented Australia in the short forms of the game.
Most recently he failed to make the One Day International Squad for their 5 Game Series against South Africa, the same nation against who he made a name for himself.
Despite this, he was billed as the most obvious replacement for the injured Michael Clarke for Australia’s first Test against India in December.
Hughes was knocked unconscious by a ball delivered by New South Welshman Sean Abbot while batting for South Australia to secure his place in the National side. He was 63 Not Out when he mistimed his shot and was hit in the head and neck region by the ‘bouncer’ delivery, a mistake that ultimately cost him his life.
Hughes was pronounced dead two days later on the 27th of November.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the victim, they have asked for privacy in this time of grief.