Phillip Hughes

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

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.”

Michael Clarke


https://twitter.com/Middlesex_CCC/status/1199600576780283904

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