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In a case of mistaken identity, fans and well-wishers of Australian cricket player Phillip Hughes, who passed away on November 27, had been flooding the Twitter account of American baseball player Phil Hughes, tweeting recovery messages to his handle @PJHughes45. Phil the baseball player was sporting enough, and simply explained to the cricket fans that he was someone else. He wished Phil Hughes, who was in induced coma, a speedy recovery. He said, “Just a heads up I am not the cricket player Phil Hughes. I do wish him a speedy recovery however.” He further added, “Hoping the new pic and bio clears up some of the cricketer Phil Hughes confusion. Sending players his way. Horrible news.” Also Read - Michael Vaughan Slams 'Ridiculous Suggestion' to Ban Bouncer at U-18 Level, Explains Why it Will be Dangerous
After Phil Hughes the cricketer died from the injury he sustained from Sean Abbott’s bouncer, Phil Hughes from USA’s Twitter handle was tagged even more. He finally sent out a condolence message to Phil Hughes the Australian player. “Very saddened to hear of the passing of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes. My thoughts to his family. This account is not his however.” Also Read - Australia Cricketer Phil Hughes Remembered Five Years After Tragic Death
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Our heart goes out to the family of the late Phil Hughes. As for the Phil Hughes the baseball player, it seems he has found some admirers from the cricket world for now.