Cricketers and fans remember Phillip Hughes on his birth anniversary

Cricketers and fans remember Phillip Hughes on his birth anniversary

The likes of David Warner, Michael Clarke and Aaron Finch, all took to social media to remember Phil Hughes.

Phil Hughes
Phillip Hughes. (© Getty Images)

It’s been three years since the Phillip Hughes incident that left the whole cricketing world shocked. No one even in their wildest imaginations would have dreamt of something like that in a cricket field. The whole cricketing fraternity mourned the loss of a young talent. There’s no doubt that he will remain in our hearts forever.

Today was the birth anniversary of Phillip Hughes. Regarded as one of the brightest cricketers in the Australian ranks, former cricketer Phil Hughes journey was cut short in a Sheffield game at Sydney. The left handed batsman was not out on 63 before a bouncer struck him unconscious. He immediately underwent a surgery but couldn’t regain his senses.

The Australian players even worn black arm bands as mark of respect for Phil Hughes in the final day at Gabba. David Warner could be seen glaring at the sky after reaching 63 not out, the same tally that Hughes had amassed in his last game.

The Barmy Army also gave a tremendous tribute to the memory of the late batsman. They sung that there’s only one Phillip Hughes to the tune of ‘Winter Wonderland’ as Day 5 commenced. Cricket Australia even shared the same on Twitter and lauded the English fans for the touching tribute.

On the occasion of his birth anniversary, many of his teammates took to Twitter and shared memories of the cricketer. Many fans also joined in as they all shared one emotion in unison. The likes of David Warner, Michael Clarke and Aaron Finch, all took to social media to remember Phil Hughes. The fans poured their hearts out for Phil and threw back memories.

Here are some of the reactions on social media wishing Phillip Hughes on his birth anniversary

Happy birthday little man. #ph408

A post shared by David Warner (@davidwarner31) on

Happy Birthday Uncle Phillip ?

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