Australian skipper Michael Clarke read out a statement on behalf of Phillip Hughes’s family following the death of their son due an injury on his head. Hughes suffered a fatal blow on his head after getting hit by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shield encounter between South Australia and New South Wales.

After being in induced coma for over two days, his family decided to take off the life-support, bringing to an end all the prayers and wishes for his recovery. The cricketing world came to shocking standstill and offered their condolences following the death of the 25-year old Australian batsman.

Clarke read out in the statement, “This statement is on behalf of Greg, Virginia, Jason and Megan Hughes. We are devastated by the loss of our much loved son and brother Phillip. It’s been a devastating few days. We appreciate the support we have received from family, friends, players, Cricket Australia and the general public. Cricket was Phillip’s life and we as a family shared that love of the game with him. We would like to thank all of the nursing staff at St Vincent’s Hospital and for Cricket NSW medical staff for their great efforts with Phillip. We love you.”