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Team India offers support, prayers to Phil Hughes

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Sydney, Nov 25: The Indian team today extended its best wishes to Australia Test opener Phil Hughes who was hospitalised following a head injury while playing a match.

Best wishes pour in for Hughes

On Tuesday, Hughes was hit on the head by a Sean Abbott bouncer at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) during South Australia-New South Wales four-day game. Hughes was taken to hospital and later had a surgery. He is in an induced coma.

File photo of Hughes

The Indian Test team, which is in Australia, was playing a two-day practice match in Adelaide when the incident happened. India play Australia in a four-Test series starting December 4 in Brisbane.

India batsman Virat Kohli took to Twitter to wish Hughes and asked him to "fight it out".

"Thoughts and prayers with Phil Hughes all the way. Fight it out mate. You are a top man. All the strength goes out to you and your family," Kohli tweeted.

Later in the day, Team India released a statement wishing Hughes.

Here is the full statement

"The touring Indian cricket team extends its best wishes to Phil Hughes and his family at this time.

We join with the rest of the cricket community around the world to offer our support and prayers to Phil and his family as well as our friends within Australian Cricket."

OneIndia News

Story first published: Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 15:30 [IST]
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