Friday, November 28, 2014

A sad day..



This is not the post I had intended for today, but while I was preparing yesterday afternoon the news came through that 25 year old cricketer Phillip Hughes had passed away after being struck in the head while batting for South Australia at the SCG (Sydney Cricket Grounds) on Tuesday. It was a little hard to be lighthearted. Young cricketers have lost a wonderful roll-model, Australian cricket a champion. Condolences to family, friends and everyone who knew and loved him.. no one's fault, a tragic accident.. RIP Phillip Hughes.. 

35 comments:

  1. A sad day indeed. He made lots of friends over here playing county cricket too.

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  2. That is indeed tragic and sad news. May Phillip's memory be a blessing and may you all know no more accidents such as this.

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  3. This is heartbreaking to learn, Grace!! And I, too, am so sorry to learn of his death!! And, yes, may his memory be a blessing!! Holding good thoughts for his family!

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  4. The news of this incident reached here too. What are the odds of that happening, all the factors that had to go into it? Very sad indeed.

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  5. I'm not knowledgeable about cricket, but I did read the story. It seems a truly tragic incident!

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  6. It's very sad that a promising young man should lose his life like that, playing the game he loved. Thankfully cricket isn't generally known as a dangerous sport. I'm sure they'll review helmet design and so on as a result.

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  7. Well said, Grace. It's tragic, particularly when so young. You don't expect news like that from cricket.

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  8. It's always hard when it hits a young person, who
    didn't even really start his life yet.
    My thoughts are with his family.

    【ツ】Knipsa

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  9. I heard it on the news this morning, Grace. I wonder if they will be looking into a bit of adjustment in the helmet design although it sounds like it was a very uncommon occurrence.

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  10. Cricket injuries are not something you heard about. I also heard about this on the news today. So sad.

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  11. A very sad day for cricket, but it is amazing it doesnt happen more often, those hard cricket ball fly down to batsman at a tremendous speed. Tragic accident.

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  12. I read about that, too. It seems that it was a freak accident. Very sad. Awful to lose a life playing a game.

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  13. aw, condolence to his family and the cricket community :(

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  14. so sad to hear of this tragic accident.

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  15. These tragedies are always so hard to accept.

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  16. I saw something about this in the news here but cannot understand how it happened. Must read further.

    Our baseball team lost a rising young player last month in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic.

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  17. I just read that story, very sad indeed.

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  18. We were told early this morning of this tragedy. How very sad and the loss of a role model.

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  19. I am not a follower of cricket, but definitely sad to lose someone who was so important to the sport.

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  20. Very sad, he was still so young... It will be 2 years next weekend when a friend of ours also got hit on the side of his head with a cricket ball. Luckily he survived, but has a big dent on his skull and still suffers from headaches and pain...

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  21. It is such a sad, sad accident.

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  22. Phillip Hughes seems to have been not only a well respected sportsperson but well also a much loved community person. I heard on the news tonight that Phillip would return to his old school and mentor the youngsters in the game. Phillip was remembered by his principal for his warm and cheeky smile that won many friends.

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  23. So tragic to die this way, I can feel your pain.

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  24. Yes, a sad and strange happening.

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  25. Sad news indeed and even more shocking when such strange accidents occur.

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  26. Wasn't that a sad story? We felt it around the world.
    (ツ) from Perth , ON, Canada!

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  27. Condolence Phillip Hughes. :(



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