Phillip Hughes

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Phillip Hughes was an Australian Test and One-Day International cricketer, born in 1988. He played domestic cricket for South Australia and Worcestershire. He was a left-handed opening batsman who played for two seasons with New South Wales before making his Test debut in 2009 at the age of 20. After being hit by a ball bowled by Sean Abbott, he died two days later on 27 November, having failed to regain consciousness.

29 Nov, 2014

Breaks down while addressing media

Clarke pays tribute to deceased team-mate Phillip Hughes, saying no-one epitomized the spirit of the Baggy Green more than the 25-year-old batsman.

The world lost one of its great blokes this week and we are all poorer for it. Our promise to Hughes’s family is that we will do everything we can to honour his memory. Last night I asked Cricket Australia if Hughes’s Australian one-day international shirt number, 64, could be retired, to which they agreed. That means so much. His legacy of trying to improve each and every day will drive us for the rest of our lives. We’d like to thank everyone, both here and overseas, for the touching tributes to Hughesy in recent days. Our dressing room will never be the same. We loved him, and always will. Rest in peace, Brussy.

Michael Clarke makes emotional tribute to Phillip Hughes

27 Nov, 2014

Phillip Hughes dies age 25


Hughes dies in hospital without regaining consciousness. Hughes had remained in an induced coma at St Vincent’s hospital after having emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. According to a statement from the Australian team doctor, Peter Brukner he was not in pain and was surrounded by his family and close friends.

As a cricket community we mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathies to Phillip’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time. Cricket Australia kindly asks that the privacy of the Hughes family, players and staff be respected.

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