Aussie cricketer Phillip Hughes dies 2 days after being struck in head

Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke pauses before delivering a statement, on behalf of the family of deceased teammate Phillip Hughes, at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney on Nov 27, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke pauses before delivering a statement, on behalf of the family of deceased teammate Phillip Hughes, at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney on Nov 27, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Australian batsman David Warner (right) and his wife Candice Falzon (left) leave St Vincent's Hospital following the death of fellow Australian batsman Phillips Hughes in Sydney on Nov 27, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Australian batsman David Warner (right) and his wife Candice Falzon (left) leave St Vincent's Hospital following the death of fellow Australian batsman Phillips Hughes in Sydney on Nov 27, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
A television journalist wipes a tear away during a news conference by St Vincent's Hospital medical staff and Australian cricket representatives on the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes in Sydney on Nov 27, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A television journalist wipes a tear away during a news conference by St Vincent's Hospital medical staff and Australian cricket representatives on the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes in Sydney on Nov 27, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Flowers are left at the gate of Sydney Cricket Ground following the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes in Sydney on Nov 27, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Flowers are left at the gate of Sydney Cricket Ground following the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes in Sydney on Nov 27, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Australia's player Phil Hughes (right) with captain Michael Clarke (left) during a training session ahead of the first cricket Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Hobart on Dec 13, 2012. -- PHOTO: AFP
Australia's player Phil Hughes (right) with captain Michael Clarke (left) during a training session ahead of the first cricket Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Hobart on Dec 13, 2012. -- PHOTO: AFP
Australian batsman Phillip Hughes bats during the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy cricket match between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham, central England on June 8, 2013. -- PHOTO: AFP
Australian batsman Phillip Hughes bats during the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy cricket match between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham, central England on June 8, 2013. -- PHOTO: AFP
Australia's Phillip Hughes watches his shot during the fourth day of their third and final test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Sept 19, 2011. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Australia's Phillip Hughes watches his shot during the fourth day of their third and final test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Sept 19, 2011. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
The Australian flag (centre) flies at half mast at the Sydney Cricket Ground following the announcement of the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes in Sydney on Nov 27, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
The Australian flag (centre) flies at half mast at the Sydney Cricket Ground following the announcement of the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes in Sydney on Nov 27, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Australia's Phillip Hughes touches his head during a training session in Manchester on July 30, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Australia's Phillip Hughes touches his head during a training session in Manchester on July 30, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Australian batsman Phillip Hughes in a Sept 11, 2011, file picture raising his bat and helmet in celebration after scoring a century (100 runs) during the fourth day of the third and final Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at The Sinhalese S
Australian batsman Phillip Hughes in a Sept 11, 2011, file picture raising his bat and helmet in celebration after scoring a century (100 runs) during the fourth day of the third and final Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at The Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) Ground in Colombo. Hughes died on Nov 27, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Nov 27 after being struck by a ball and suffering a severe head injury two days earlier.

"We are extremely sad to announce that Phillip Hughes has passed away at the age of 25," Cricket Australia said in a statement.

"Our thoughts go out to Phillip's family, friends, and the entire cricket community on this incredibly sad day."

Hughes was struck in the head while batting in a match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Nov 25.

He underwent emergency surgery and was put in an induced coma but never regained consciousness.

"He was not in pain before he passed and was surrounded by his family and close friends," Cricket Australia said.

"As a cricket community we mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathies to Phillip's family and friends at this incredibly sad time."