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Australia batsman Phillip Hughes passed away on Thursday after being hit on the head by a nasty bouncer from Sean Abbott in a Sheffield Shield encounter between South Australia and New South Wales on Monday. Hughes was shifted to St Vincent’s Hospital, a local hospital in Sydney where he was in a state of coma. The cricketing world came together to wish a speedy recovery to the Australian batsman, who was set to be a part of the Australian squad in the upcoming tour of India Also Read - English Commentator Draws Flack Over His Comments on Sean Abbott, Referencing Phillip Hughes' Death

“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,” Australian broadcaster Alan Jones was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald early on Thursday morning. “Today is a critical day. I repeat, this is much more serious than anyone imagined. Medical technology is currently breathing for him. The brain is very sick and we pray for miracles,” he added. Also Read - India vs Australia 2018: Steve Smith, Mitchell Johnson, Michael Clarke, ICC Lead Tributes in Memory of Phil Hughes

Phillip Hughes played 52 international matches for Australia (25 ODIs, 26 Tests and 1 T2I), scoring over 2350 runs. Known for his unconventional style of play and unorthodox technique, Hughes was a heavy run-scorer in domestic cricket. The South Australian batsman also doubled up as a wicketkeeper occasionally. The 25-year old had scored three Test centuries and two One-Day International tons in his short career.