The death of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes has left the cricket world in shock. Condolences poured in from around the world expressing shock that a promising cricketer died while playing at the young age of 25. In his career, tragically cut short by a bouncer, Phil Hughes left a mark on the sport and those who were close to him.
Such terrible news with the passing of Phil Hughes. Our deepest sympathies to his family.
— Glenn McGrath (@glennmcgrath11) November 27, 2014
RIP Phil Hughes. What an incredibly sad day. Thinking of him and his family .x — Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) November 27, 2014
Shocked and saddened by the news of Phil Hughes. Horrible day for cricket. RIP Phil and may your family gain the strength to cope.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 27, 2014
Woken to the horrific news about Hughesy ! I cannot describe the sadness I feel for the Hughes family & fellow cricket players, so so sad — Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) 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
“We love you” – the final line of a statement from Phillip Hughes’s family that Michael Clarke just read at a media conference in Sydney. — cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) November 27, 2014
Honoured to have spent the last few months with Hughesy. Absolute gun cricketer and even better young man.#numb #408
— Greg Blewett (@blewy214) November 27, 2014
Lord’s Cricket Ground:
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
A very sad day for the world of cricket. So sorry for Phillip Hughes and his family . Spare a thought for Sean Abbott.
— Ian Botham (@BeefyBotham) November 27, 2014
The MCG flags are at half mast following news of Phil Hughes’ tragic passing. An unspeakable tragedy. pic.twitter.com/9ngPy9wJE9
— Melbourne Cricket Gd (@MCG) November 27, 2014
RIP Hubert, we will all miss you smiling face and fighting spirit. You are the Baggy Green from top to bottom — CraigMcDermott (@c_mcdermott328) November 27, 2014
Rest peacefully our little brother…may God hold you in the palm of his hand forever. Deepest sympathies to the Hughes Family and friends
— Matthew Hayden AM (@HaydosTweets) November 27, 2014
May those footprints in the sand now support another young man in need. #SeanAbbott
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) November 27, 2014
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
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Just heard the worst news possible..our thoughts & prayers are with Phil, his family & friends. RIP Phil Hughes!!
— Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) November 27, 2014
(He also changed the background image of his account in memory of Phil Hughes)
AB de Villiers:
Heart broken! A very dark day. You will be missed, Phil Hughes. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family & friends. — AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) November 27, 2014
Lost for words! Holding onto the fact that he is in a better world right now! RIP buddy! Thinking of Sean and the family! God do your work!
— mark boucher (@markb46) November 27, 2014
BBC News Australia:
Shocking!!! What a tragedy. Untimely death of phil Hughes. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. May his soul RIP #Devastated
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 27, 2014
Phil Hughes, baseball player for Minnesota, who was confused for his cricketing namesake:
Very saddened to hear of the passing of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes. My thoughts to his family. This account is not his however.
— Phil Hughes (@PJHughes45) November 27, 2014
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) November 27, 2014
Just can’t believe it, heartbreaking stuff. RIP Phil Hughes. pic.twitter.com/7L7XnsEUnL
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) November 27, 2014
Can’t quite believe the news. Devastating. My thoughts go out to Phil Hughes’ family and friends. Thoughts also with Sean Abbott.
— James Anderson (@jimmy9) November 27, 2014
Awful to wake up to the news of Phil Hughes! Tragic day for the sport. Thoughts go out to those close to him! #RIPPhilHughes
— Joe Root (@joeroot05) November 27, 2014
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 27, 2014
Awful, awful news!! What a devastating end to an incredibly talented athlete. My love goes out to everyone who cared and loved for you Phil
— Stephanie Rice (@ItsStephRice) 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
Absolutely shocked to hear the news of Phil Hughes passing away! Thoughts and prays are with his family as well as Sean Abbott!
— Shaun Pollock (@7polly7) November 27, 2014
Totally saddened by the passing of our cricket brother and friend Phil Hughes. Terrible loss! Deepest condolences 2 his family! #RIPHughes
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) November 27, 2014