Sydney/New Delhi, Nov 27: Cricket Australia’s chief executive James Sutherland on Thursday said that cricketer Phil Hughes will be remembered forever. The BCCI general manager (game development) Ratnakar Shetty said that Hughes’ death was a great loss to the game.
Cricketer Phil Hughes passed away on Thursday following a head injury that he received on Tuesday.
Addressing a press conference, Sutherland said: “National selectors had identified him as having a long future in the game. He was a rising star; he will be remembered forever.”
Meanwhile, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) general manager (game development) Ratnakar Shetty told reporters in New Delhi,
“It’s a great loss to the game; something which was unforeseen has happened.”
Twenty-five-year-old Hughes passed away after being struck by a bouncer sent at him by fast bowler Sean Abbot at the SCG Oval on Tuesday.
The South Australian batsman, who was pushing for a Test recall against India in Brisbane next week, was knocked out after the ball made impact under his helmet behind his left ear. Hughes, who was pushing for a Test recall against India in Brisbane next week, was knocked out after the ball made impact.
According to reports, Australian cricket team doctor Peter Brukner has said that Phillip Hughes suffered a massive bleed into his brain on Tuesday afternoon.
Addressing a press conference at St Vincent’s Hospital, Brukner said that such injuries are frequently fatal at the time.
Sydney Morning Herald, however, reported that Hughes was resuscitated and spent the next two days in an induced coma.
(With Agency Inputs)