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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 Ground Getty

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.

Saddest day in cricket fraternity. Rest in peace mate and Sean Abbott stay strong #PhilHughes

— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) November 27, 2014

Very sad news to wake up to. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Phil Hughes. #RIPHughesy

— David Miller (@DavidMillerSA12) November 27, 2014

Really Sad news to hear this morning. RIP philip Hughes. Condolences to his family - you will be missed.

— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) November 27, 2014

RIP Phil Hughes. Our deepest condolences goes to his family,friends and the entire cricket community on this sad day.

— Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) November 27, 2014

Heart broken! A very dark day. You will be missed, Phil Hughes. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family & friends.

— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) November 27, 2014

Just heard the worst news possible..our thoughts & prayers are with Phil, his family & friends. RIP Phil Hughes!!

— Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) November 27, 2014

No man.shocking news that Phil Hughes has passed away.cant believe it.Everyone close to him will be in my prayers.#cricketingfamily

— Faf Du Plessis (@faf1307) November 27, 2014

Sympathies with Phil Hughes' family, from @BLACKCAPS team and all at NZC @cricketaustralia @cacomms ^RI

— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 27, 2014

Such terrible news with the passing of Phil Hughes. Our deepest sympathies to his family.

— Glenn McGrath (@glennmcgrath11) November 27, 2014

RIP you little champ, we are all going to miss you ! Love, prayers to all the Hughes family xxxx

— Darren Lehmann (@darren_lehmann) November 27, 2014