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Phil Hughes of South Australia falls to the ground after being struck in the head by a ball during day one of the Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales at Sydney Cricket GroundGetty

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes, 25, passed away on Thursday morning, following a head injury he sustained from a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield game between South Australia and New South Wales.

Hughes has represented Australia in 26 Tests, and made his debut against South Africa, when he was just 20-years-old in 2009. He also became the youngest batsman to post two centuries in one test.

The New South Wales born cricketer, was a much loved figure in Australian cricket circles and was tipped by many to go on to become an Aussie great. Despite being dropped from the Test team following his debut, Michael Clarke had tipped him to join the '100-test club'.

Cricketers from all over the world have condoled Hughes' family and friends for the loss. Below are some of their tweets.