Sydney, Nov 27 (ANI): Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes passed away on Thursday as he succumbed to injuries that he had suffered when struck by a bouncer at the SCG on Tuesday. The 25-year-old South Australian batsman, who was pushing for a Test recall against India in Brisbane next week, was knocked out after the ball made impact under his helmet, behind his left ear. Hughes collapsed on the pitch before being rushed to Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital. He underwent emergency surgery and was put in an induced coma but never regained consciousness. “We are extremely sad to announce that Phillip Hughes has passed away at the age of 25,” Cricket Australia said in a statement.