Bollywood surprised over cricketer Phillip Hughes' death, pays respect
Mumbai: An array of Indian film celebrities Thursday expressed shock 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.
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.