November 27th will always remember as one of the most unfortunate days in the history of not only Australian cricket but world cricket. It is the day when in 2014, talented Australian opener, Phil Hughes passed away leaving the entire cricketing community shattered.
Just three days before his tragic demise, Phil Hughes was batting on 63 for South Australia against New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield fixture when he was struck by a deadly bouncer by Sean Abbott.
Hughes, in an attempt to hook the short-pitch delivery, coped a blow on his neck, post which he immediately fell to the ground.
After being given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, the 25-year-old was rushed to a Sydney hospital and was placed into an induced coma as he suffered a brain hemorrhage.
As news spread across the globe, prayers started to pour in for Phil Hughes. But, unfortunately, none of those were answered and the southpaw was declared dead on November 27th, just three days short of his 26th birthday.
Exactly six years later, Australia will kickstart its much-awaited home summer against the Virat Kohli-led Men in Blue with the 1st of the three ODIs set to be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.
And, as a mark of tribute to Phil Hughes on his 6th death anniversary, Australian and Indian cricketers are likely to mark the occasion by standing for 63 seconds of applause.
Furthermore, it has been learned that Australian cricketers will wear black armbands with Phil Hughes’ initials on the somber occasion.
Hughes, 25, represented Australia in 25 Tests and as many ODIs between 2009-14 before his life abruptly came to an end on November 27, 2014.