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Remembering Phillip Hughes: A Tributes To The Cricket Prodigy
By CricShots - Nov 27, 2023 3:11 pm
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The cricketing world was left in a state of profound shock and disbelief nine years ago today. It was the tragic death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes that left the world in a state of mourning. Hughes passed away on November 27, 2014, just days after being struck on the top of the neck by a ball while playing in a domestic match.

Philip Hughes
Philip Hughes

The tragic incident occurred during a Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and New South Wales in Sydney. Hughes, who was batting for South Australia, was wearing a helmet when the ball struck him on the top of the neck. He was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries two days later.

The cricket world was left to mourn the loss of a young and promising talent. Hughes was just 25 years old at the time of his death. He had made his international debut at the age of 20 and had shown immense potential during his short career.

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Hughes was a left-handed batsman who was known for his aggressive and attacking style of play. He had a knack for scoring centuries and was not afraid to take on the bowlers. He was also a talented fielder and was a regular member of the Australian team in all three formats of the game.

Philip Hughes’ death was a major loss for Australian cricket. He was a beloved figure in the dressing room and was considered a future captain of the team. His death also had a profound impact on the cricketing community around the world.

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In the years since his death, Hughes has been remembered as a talented batsman and a great teammate. He is also remembered for the impact he had on the game of cricket. His tragic death led to changes in the way that cricket is played, with a greater emphasis on player safety.

Philip Hughes’ legacy lives on in the hearts of cricket fans around the world. He is a reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of cherishing every moment.

Phillip Hughes’ International Career

  • Tests: 26 matches, 1,535 runs, average 32.66
  • ODIs: 25 matches, 816 runs, average 32.64
  • T20Is: 1 match, 21 runs, average 21.00

Phillip Hughes’ Awards and Honors

  • Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year: 2009
  • Sheffield Shield Player of the Year: 2012–13
  • Rest in peace, Phillip Hughes. You will never be forgotten