“On behalf of the Proteas team, we offer our most sincere and deep condolences to his family, friends and everyone mourning the loss of this young champion. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.”
AB de Villiers, South Africa’s ODI captain said “I’m really sad to hear about Phil Hughes. His death is a great loss to the game. Our thoughts and prayers are with Phil’s family, and also with Sean Abbott at this difficult time.”
“On behalf of all of South Africa’s professional cricketers in our cricket franchises and provinces, I send condolences to Phil’s parents, Greg and Virginia, and his brother, Jason, and sister, Megan,” said Tony Irish, SACA’s Chief executive.