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Prayers and wishes pour in for Phillip Hughes who is battling for life after head injury

India TV Sports Desk 25 Nov 2014, 14:54:24 PM IST
India TV Sports Desk

New Delhi: The cricket fraternity has taken to the social media to pray for Australian batsman Phillip Hughes who went through surgery after being hit hit on head during a first class match in Sydney. He is reported to be in a critical condition.

Hospital spokesman David Faktor said Hughes arrived in a critical condition and had scans before undergoing surgery. He was treated and ventilated on the field by medical experts, including doctors who were flown by helicopter onto the Sydney Cricket Ground, before being taken to nearby St. Vincent's Hospital by ambulance.

Hughes, who was wearing a protective batting helmet, reeled back and then bent forward momentarily after the impact of the short-pitch delivery before falling to the ground.

The Gentleman's of Cricket, the players prayed for his quick recovery through micro blogging site Twitter.