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It has been five years since Phil Hughes left us, but the memories are still intact. Although he was merely new into the Australian dressing room, but Hughes was a popular figure with vibrant nature. And the sudden news of his death sent shockwaves throughout the country, and the entire team was broken from inside. Five years down the line, the likes of Michael Clarke and Steve Smith feel Hughes is still with them as they carry his memory all along the way. 

Hughes died at the age of 25 after being struck by a bouncer while batting for South Australia in a Sheffield Shield match on Nov. 25, 2014, against New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Phil Hughes was wearing a helmet, but the ball struck an unprotected area just below his left ear. Hughes sustained a brain haemorrhage and died two days later without regaining consciousness at a nearby hospital.

Phil Hughes
Phil Hughes (Credits: Twitter)

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Former teammates mourn Phil Hughes sudden demise

The outpouring of grief was immense, spreading far beyond cricket’s usual confines. Born in the small town of Macksville, a remote farming outpost in New South Wales, Hughes had shown prodigious talent from an early age. Phil Hughes represented Australia in 26 Test matches and 25 ODIs scoring five hundreds and 11 half-centuries. He was a regular name in the New South Wales side leading them from the front with the bat.

It sent down nerves through the spines of Phil Hughes’ teammates including the likes of Steve Smith and David Warner. Former Australia skipper Michael Clarke, who gave an emotional speech during his funeral watched by many still gets his throat chocked while talking about his former teammates.

People from all spheres came down to mourn the sudden demise of one of Australia’s brightest talents, Phil Hughes.

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