Phillip Hughes a tribute to the lost talent
Updated - Nov 29, 2014 1:03 pm
Phillip Hughes a tribute to the lost talent: Phillip Hughes was born in Macksville, a small town of New South Wales, his father Joel Hughes was a banana farmer. Hughes was also a talented rugby league player who once played alongside Australian rugby international player Greg Inglis.
He played his junior cricket for Macksville RSL Cricket Club, he was playing A-Grade cricket right from the age of 12. He scored 141* on his grade debut. He represented Australia at the Under-19s World Cup in 2007. At the age of 18 years and 355 days; Hughes was the youngest New South Wales debutant since Michael Clarke in the year 1999.
Hughes was picked up for Australia’s tour of South Africa in February and March 2009.On his debut he was dismissed off the fourth ball he played for a duck, but scored centuries in each of the innings in the second test. He became both the youngest Australian since Doug Walters to score a Test century and the youngest player from any country to score a century in both innings of a Test match.
On his debut Hughes became the first Australian batsman to score century in a One-Day International (ODI). Making his debut at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) he scored 112 against the Sri Lankans in the year 2013. (Watch the Video here)
Outside of cricket Hughes was into breeding chickens along with cattle breeding. He once said “Every time I get a break in cricket I like to get home and help dad on the farm. There’s nothing better than to get back to the country”. He had bought 90 hectares (220 acres) property in Macksville, with 70 Angus cattle just a year before the fatal incident that took him away from us.
Hughes remains someone very close to Australian captain Michael Clarke and teammate David Warner and grew up with fellow Macksville local and current rugby league player Greg Inglis.
He was about to turn 26 this Sunday and was also certain to make comeback against India replacing Michael Clarke but his untimely demise has saddened people the entire sports fraternity all over the world. His Cricket Shirt No.64 was retired as a mark of tribute by Cricket Australia.
He would be remembered as a down to earth player who had immense love for cricket and brought positiveness whichever changing room he was part of. Philip Hughes will surely be an unforgettable cricketer and would be remembered forever.
Cricket Tracker has tried on its part to make a sincere effort to pay tribute to the late Phillip Hughes. One of the most talented young batsmen to have evolved for Australia over the years.
At the same time our prayers go in for his family, May God give them enough strength to deal with this situation. Your son was a champion he will always live in hearts of cricket fans.