"He was not in pain before he passed and was surrounded by his family and close friends.As a cricket community we mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathies to Phillip’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time.”
"Cricket Australia kindly asks that the privacy of the Hughes family, players and staff be respected."
25-year-old Hughes suffered the brutal injury while playing for South Australia in a Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales on Tuesday. He misjudged the trajectory of Sean Abbott's bouncer, and was hit on his head, below the helmet.
He had since been in an induced coma in the hospital’s intensive care unit following emergency surgery in Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital.
"What happened is that the blow from the cricket ball damaged ... a major artery in the back of his head and that caused bleeding over the skull and prevented blood from going to the brain," Alan Jones, a Sydney Cricket Ground trustee and Phillip Hughes’ friend described in his radio show.
There’s no blame on Abbot, it was never his fault. However, he has had a tough time dealing with the accident. He, with other members of the team has been seeing counselor.
The left-handed opening batsman made his first-class debut for New South Wales at 18 in November 2007 and played with the state for five seasons before moving to South Australia.
He made his Test debut in February 2009 as a 20-year-old and represented Australia in 26 Tests and 20 ODIs.
Despite his critical condition, his death has left people around the world in shock and sorrow.
A huge loss for cricket today with the sad news about Phiilip Hughes. From all at the Dolphins our thoughts go... http://t.co/H8gN3enr3d— Gold Coast Dolphins (@GCDCC) November 27, 2014
R.I.P. Phiilip Hughes. Amazing cricketer, passed away so young. #PhilHughes— Cassidy (@Irwinsbabeyo) November 27, 2014
Philip Joel Hughes 1988-2014 Such a tragedy! Rest In Peace! pic.twitter.com/U7vkIUNH93— Satish Acharya (@satishacharya) November 27, 2014
Deepest sympathy's to Philip Hughes' family. I'm in complete shock. @seanabbott77 stay strong, our thoughts are with you too. Total accident— Dav Whatmore (@dfwhatmore) November 27, 2014
It is indeed a sad loss for the world of cricket, not to mention his bereaved family and friends.