Players and personalities from the cricket world and other walks of life pay their tribute to Australian cricketer Phil Hughes who passed away following a bouncer knock-out
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Phil Hughes. Pic/ AFP
Tony Abbott (Australian PM): Hughes was a young man living out his dreams. His death is a very sad day for cricket and a heartbreaking day for his family
Sanjay Patel (BCCI secretary): A fine cricketer who possessed the talent and temperament to have a long and fruitful international career has been snatched by a cruel twist of fate
Sourav Ganguly: Nothing is safe. The ball is hard. It can kill you. It has happened in the past. It happened today. You got to be very careful especially with the helmets
Dilip Vengsarkar: It's a sad day for world cricket. It was a freak accident. Lots of players get hit on the head but only a few injuries have turned fatal
Sachin Tendulkar: Shocked to hear about Phil. Sad day for cricket. Deepest condolences to family, friends and well wishers. RIP #PhilipHughes
Glenn McGrath: Such terrible news with the passing of Phil Hughes. Our deepest sympathies to his family.
Virat Kohli: Shocked and saddened by the news of Phil Hughes. Horrible day for cricket. RIP Phil and may your family gain the strength to cope.
Chris Gayle: Really sad news to hear this morning. RIP phillip Hughes. Condolences to his family — you will be missed.
Graeme Swann: I just can't get to grips with the tragic news about Phillip Hughes today. A great lad taken far too soon. RIP.
Shaun Marsh: You defined character, courage and most of all laughter, you will be missed by many my friend. RIP #PhillipHughes
Zaheer Khan: Saddened by the news of Phil Hughes passing away ....condolences to family n friends ....R.I.P
Aaron Finch: This is how I will remember you legend! The most infectious smile and best friend anyone could have! Forever with us!
Tom Moody: Devastating news, Phillip Hughes #RIP you will be sadly missed by us all, thoughts & prayers go out to the Hughes family.
Suresh Raina: Shocked and saddened. Phil Hughes you will live on in our hearts. RIP worst day in world cricket #peace #PhilHughes
Tim Nielsen: We lost a little ripper today. Honesty, hard work and humour typified the man, taken away way too soon. Always 63no.
Damien Martyn: Devastated to hear the news about Phillip Hughes. A huge talent and a great Australian lost too soon. We will never forget you #CricketFamily
Brendan Taylor: Totally blown away and deeply saddened to hear of Phil Hughes passing. Thoughts are with his family and team mates. #RIPHughsey
Angelo Matthews: We are saddened and shocked at Phil Hughes' untimely death. Hughes was a terrific young player and we found him to be a very cheerful and friendly person
Shakib Al Hasan: I cannot explain enough how traumatic this for me, especially because I knew him personally as we played in the same team for Adelaide
David Lloyd: 63 on a cricket scoreboard should be seen as a very special number ...a round of applause will be in order to celebrate Phil Hughes life
Matthew Hayden: Rest peacefully our little brother...may God hold you in the palm of his hand forever. Deepest sympathies to the Hughes Family and friends
Dale Steyn: Totally saddened by the passing of our cricket brother and friend Phil Hughes. Terrible loss! Deepest condolences 2 his family! #RIPHughes
Steve Smith: Rest in peace Hughesy. I am really going to miss you. You were 1 of the great blokes and I will never forget you. #408 will live on forever.
AB de Villiers: Heart broken! A very dark day. You will be missed, Phil Hughes. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family & friends
Rohit Sharma: Saddest day in cricket fraternity. Rest in peace mate and Sean Abbott stay strong #PhilHughes
VVS Laxman: Shocking!!! What a tragedy. Untimely death of phil Hughes. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. May his soul RIP #Devastated
Ravi Bopara: This is the saddest day in the world of cricket..a young man gone too soon #RIPPhillipHughes
Michael Slater: Still in shock over Phil Hughes. How quickly life can change! Thoughts & prayers tonight. One of the nicest blokes in the game who passed away
Unmukt Chand: Passing of promising Phil Hughes is a most saddening news. Have no words. Thoughts with his family, friends n fellow team mates. R.I.P
Jason Gillespie: Our thoughts are with Phil Hughes and his family. Feeling for everyone that was at the game too
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Mahela Jayawardena: Just heard the worst news possible..our thoughts & prayers are with Phil, his family & friends. RIP Phil Hughes!!
Adam Gilchrist: For eternity the spirit of Cap No. 408 #RIPPhilHughes
No no no no no. RIP Phillip Hughes
Harsha Bhogle: Just simply one of the saddest days in cricket. Our beautiful game, which gives more joy than anything else, is in grief #RIPPhillipHughes
Jacques Rudolph: Sad sad day for cricket...top guy and great cricketer. #PhilHughes
Some Bollywood celebrities also paid their respects...
Rahul Bose: Let us resolve to stand by Sean Abbott too, at this time. It's a sport and he mustn't blame himself for what happened. #RIPPhilHughes
Anushka Sharma: This is just so so terribly sad ... RIP Phil Hughes ..
Thoughts are with Phil Hughes family and also with Sean Abbott . Stay strong . This is such an unfortunate incident ..
Ameesha Patel: Horrible news..terribly saddening..too young n too soon..RIP phillip hughes..life can b so unfair n unpredictable..feel awful
Nimrat Kaur: Terrible to hear about such an untimely death. Phil Hughes departs reminding us all of the fragility of life and to just live every moment..
Sophie Choudry: Unbelievably sad news.. My heart goes out to his family. Gone way too soonðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ #RIPPhilHughes
Arjun Kapoor: That's how fickle life is...RIP Phil Hughes...and my heart goes out to @seanabbott77 ..they were just playing cricket at the end of the day
Pallavi Sharda: RIP #PhilHughes.. Will always remember the few laughs we shared. Miss your wonderful wonderful soul. Sending so much love to your family :*(
Anupam Kher: How tragic and sad. #Shocking @IndianExpress: BREAKING: Cricket Australia says batsman Phillip Hughes has died in a Sydney hospital
Purab Hersh Kohli: RIP Phil Hughes. His demise is a huge loss for cricket. It's unimaginable how his family, his team mates and Sean Abbott must be feeling....
Jackky Bhagnani: Sad demise of a sportsman . RIP Phil Hughes .
Neha Dhupia: RIP #PhilHughes .... Left the crease too soon. . . :(
Aftab Shivdasani: Very very sad news of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes passing away..Prayers and condolences to his family. Sad day for cricket. RIP.
Arbaaz Khan: Extremely saddened by the news that Australian cricketer Phil Hughes passes away after being struck by a bouncer. RIP Phil Hughes :(
Rohit Roy: Phil Hughes passes away... Shocked n saddened .. RIP :-(
Amrita Puri: #RIPPhillipHughes