Mumbai, Nov 27: An array of Indian film celebrities expressed shock on Thursday at the demise of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who died after being struck on the head by a cricket ball. The incident, they said, reminds one of how fragile life is.
The 25-year-old Hughes, who represented the national team in 26 Tests between 2009-2013, fractured his skull and suffered massive bleeding in his brain after being hit by bowler Sean Abbot's bouncer in a Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) Tuesday afternoon.
He underwent surgery, but succumbed without regaining consciousness.
“Gone too soon”
Mourning Hughes' death, a string of actors and filmmakers took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the incident as well as to express their sentiments for Abbot.
Here's what they had to say:
Karan Johar: No age to go... thoughts and prayers with the family... this is just too sad...#RIPPhilHuges.
Farhan Akhtar: Phil Hughes Rest in Peace. Sean Abbott Live in Peace.
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.
Rahul Bose: Just heard the tragic news. #PhilHughes this is the first fatality in the sport I am hearing of after Raman Lamba. A sad day for cricket. Coming as I do from a sport where death is a clear if very remote possibility #rugby seems crazy for someone to lose one's life in cricket. 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
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.
Milap Zaveri: RIP #PhilHughes a sad and unexpected end to a promising life.
Sophie Choudry: Unbelievably sad news. My heart goes out to his family. Gone way too soon. #RIPPhilHughes.
Rohit Roy: Phil Hughes passes away... Shocked n saddened. RIP.
Aftab Shivdasani: Very very sad news of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes passing away. Prayers and condolences to his family. Sad day for cricket. RIP.
Purab 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.
Punit Malhotra: The Phil Hughes news is just heartbreaking. All said and done they were only playing a sport.
Neha Dhupia: RIP #PhilHughes ... Left the crease too soon.
Sangeeth Sivan: Absolutely shocked & stunned on hearing d tragic news of Hughes. That it cld happen now wd all the protective gear is alarming #RIPPhilHughes.
Arbaaz Khan: Extremely saddened by the news that Australian cricketer Phil Hughes passes away after being struck by a bouncer. RIP Phil Hughes.