25-year-old Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes died at Sydney's St. Vincent's Hospital on Wednesday after failing to recover from a blow on the head he suffered while batting in a Sheffield Shield match three days ago.

 Hughes, who was rushed to the hospital, in a critical state failed to recover after a surgery and remained in induced coma in the intensive care unit before succumbing to his injury.

Hughes played 26 Tests in his short-career, scoring 1,535 runs at 32.65 with three centuries and seven fifties. His final Test was at Lord's in July 2013.

He also played 25 ODIs, and remains the only Australian to score a century on ODI debut. His final ODI came last month against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi, one week after he played his lone T20 international against the same opposition in Dubai.