Cricketing world pays tribute to Phillip Hughes on his fifth death anniversary

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Cricketing world paid tribute to the former Australia batsman Phillip Hughes on the eve of the five-year anniversary of his death after he was felled by a short-pitched delivery in a domestic first-class match.

Hughes died at the age of 25 after being struck by a bouncer while batting for South Australia in a Sheffield Shield match on November 25, 2014, against New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

He was wearing a helmet, but the ball struck him at an unprotected area just below his left ear. Hughes sustained a brain hemorrhage and died two days later without regaining consciousness at a nearby hospital.

Hughes played 25 Test matches and 24 one-day internationals for Australia. He also spent several years playing county cricket in England.

Former Australian captain Michael Clarke took to Instagram to remember one of his closest friends, saying: “Everyday I think of you, but this week more than ever. Wish you were here buddy.”

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