'Wish you were here buddy' - says Michael Clarke remembering Phillip Hughes

‘Wish you were here buddy’ – says Michael Clarke remembering Phillip Hughes

Phillip Hughes was the youngest international cricketer to score two centuries in a Test match.

Phillip Hughes and Michael Clarke
Phillip Hughes and Michael Clarke. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Exactly five years ago, Phillip Hughes passed away after getting hit with a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield game without regaining consciousness. He was just three days short of his 26th birthday when he was met with a tragic incident on the cricket field. And, one person that was hit with a major setback was former Australian skipper Michael Clarke, who shared an emotional post for his best friend on his death anniversary.

Late Phillip Hughes had gained a good reputation in Test cricket at the start of his career. He had amassed 1535 international runs in 26 games with three tons and seven half-centuries. He hogged the spotlight when he scored two tons in a Test against South Africa at Kingsmead. The left-handed batter was expected to be the next big thing in Australia. Hughes at 20, also became the youngest international cricketer to smash a century in two innings of the same Test match.

Michael Clarke and his bond with Phillip Hughes

Michael Clarke, the former Aussie skipper was devastated with Phillip Hughes’ demise. He was leading the national squad at that time. Both shared a strong bond in the team. The duo of Clarke and Hughes was quite often spotted together on trips and outings.

Following Hughes’ funeral, the former Aussie cricketer had also delivered a speech in which he spoke about the contribution and personality of his teammate. In the recent past, he was quite vocal about his feelings for his buddy and still feels his absence. He had also recited that people say time heals everything but for him, no one can fill the absence of his friend in his life.

On his death anniversary, Clarke took to his Instagram handle and shared a post with an emotional caption which read, “Everyday I think of you, but this week even more. Wish you were here buddy.” He was known as the closest person to Hughes in the team and was also one among the pall-bearers at his funeral.

On an emotional occasion Australian cricketer Steve Smith and Kevin Roberts, the cricket Australia (CA) chief also looked quite emotional and said that Hughes is in the hearts of the fans, coaching staff, and Australian citizens and no one can replace him.

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