Rafael Nadal pays tribute to Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes

AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi
AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi

Rafael Nadal has extended his condolences to Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes’s family after his tragic death this week. Our champ posted on Twitter:

Rafael Nadal pays tribute to Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes

The South Australia shotmaker collapsed on the field, despite wearing a batting helmet, after being struck by a bouncer from New South Wales paceman Sean Abbott during a Sheffield Shield match in Sydney. He underwent emergency surgery, but he never regained consciousness. Hughes’s funeral will be on Wednesday, and Australia’s first Test against India will not start the following day as it had been scheduled to do.

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