Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who was struck on the head by a cricket ball died in hospital, authorities said Thursday. The incident took place when Hughes was playing in a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Hughes has died, said Cricket Australia in a statement Thursday. Also Read - Puducherry Proposes 10% Quota For Government School Students in Medical Courses

“He never regained consciousness following his injury on Tuesday,” Sydney Morning Herald cited the statement as saying.  “He was not in pain before he passed and was surrounded by his family and close friends. Also Read - West Bengal MBBS Seats Increased to 4,000: CM Mamata Banerjee

As a cricket community we mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathies to Phillip’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time.” Hughes, 25, has been in an induced coma since the accident Tuesday afternoon. Also Read - Will Convert All State-Run Madrasas Into a General School: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

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