Twitter has been flooded with tributes for Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who died in hospital after being felled by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shield match on Tuesday.
Here are some reactions from South Africa’s cricketing fraternity:
Thoughts & prayers go out to Phil Hughes with that horrible incident. Hoping for a speedy recovery
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) November 25, 2014
Lost for words! Holding onto the fact that he is in a better world right now! RIP buddy! Thinking of Sean and the family! God do your work!
— mark boucher (@markb46) November 27, 2014
Absolutely shocked about the news of Phil Hughes.The world has lost a seriously talented young player #RIPHughesy.U will be missed
— Dean Elgar (@deanelgar) November 27, 2014
Woke up to the news of Phil Hughes passing away. RIP buddy. Thoughts and prayers to friends and family. What a sad day.
— Jacques Kallis (@jacqueskallis75) November 27, 2014
May you RIP Hughesey. Words cannot explain one’s feelings right now. Prayers are with his family, friends and Teammates.. #RIPPhilHughes
— JP Duminy (@jpduminy21) November 27, 2014
Saddest day in cricket today,25 years old.Way more to life than this game #RIP pic.twitter.com/m5VrXPVp4M
— Cameron Delport (@Cam12Delport) November 27, 2014
RIP Phil Hughes tragic thoughts and prayers with the family and also to @seanabbott77 #cricketfamily
— vaughn van jaarsveld (@vaughnvj) November 27, 2014
Incredibly sad day in world cricket,thoughts and prayers with the Hughes family! RIP Phill
— Kyle Abbott (@Kyle_Abbott87) November 27, 2014
Dont want to believe it! Prayers go out to all the family and friends. May you rest in peace Phil…
— Rilee Rossouw (@Rileerr) November 27, 2014
Life is a gift, live it with passion. #PhilHughes
— Mike Horn (@ExploreMikeHorn) November 27, 2014
RIP #PhillipHughes condolences to the family. And thoughts with Sean Abbott.
— Beuran Hendricks (@Beuran_H13) November 27, 2014
R.I.P Phil Hughes. What a sad day for cricket!
— Heino Kuhn (@HeinoKuhn) November 27, 2014
Devastating to hear the new about Phil Hughes this morning. Thoughts and condolences to his friends and family. Sad day in cricket
— Richard Levi (@RichardLevi88) November 27, 2014
Unbelievable to hear about Phil Hughes – condolences to his family. R.I.P bro
— Robin John Peterson (@robbie13flair) November 27, 2014
Totally , totally sick inside and have no words.thinking and praying for friends and family. #RIPPhilHughes
— Graeme Smith (@GraemeSmith49) November 27, 2014
What a sad day for cricketing world. Rest in peace phil
— Gulam Bodi (@Gulam_Bodi) November 27, 2014
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Philip Hughes. May God be with you during this difficult time. RIP
— Vernon Philander (@VDP_24) November 27, 2014
Deeply sad to hear about the passing of Phil Hughes..very sad indeed! RIP
— herschelle gibbs (@hershybru) November 27, 2014
Thoughts go out to Phillip Hughes family and the entire cricket community on this sad day. He was an incredible cricketer #Gonetosoon #RIP
— Paul Adams (@PaulAdams39) November 27, 2014