Monday, 27 November 2017 - 11:13
Cricketing world still grieving death of Phillip Hughes


Three years ago today, Phillip Hughes died two days after he was hit in the neck by a bouncer while playing Sheffield Shield cricket at the SCG.
He was three days short of his 26th birthday.
The outpouring of grief, tributes, and emotion at the time was like nothing Australian cricket had ever seen before.
And on the fifth day of the Gabba Test between Australia and England, the Barmy Army delivered a classy tribute to the late Hughes.
In 2014, play on this second day of the third Test between Pakistan and New Zealand in the USA, which was due to begin just hours after Hughes’ death, was suspended.
The first two Border-Gavaskar Trophy Tests between Australia and India were rescheduled and when the match finally did get underway, it only did so following 63 seconds of applause before the first ball was bowled.
Hughes one-day international shirt number (64) was retired, while the scorecard for Hughes’ final innings was officially amended to read ‘63 not out’ instead of 'retired hurt’.
These were troubled times and social media users around the world reacted in unison by putting out their bats.
Three years on, the memory of Hughes the cricketer and Hughes the person still lingers.

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