While addressing the media on 29th November morning at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Australian captain Michael Clarke broke down into tears as he paid homage to Phillip Hughes. Here is a transcript of what Clarke said

“Words cannot express the loss we feel as a team right now. 

“Hughesy was the most happiest when playing cricket for his country with his mates. Things were always put into when Hughesy said, ” Where else would you rather be boys but playing cricket for your country?”. 

“We are going to miss that cheeky grin and that twinkle in his eye. He epitomised what the baggy green was about and what it means to us all.The world lost one of its great blokes this week and we are all poorer for it.

“Our promise to Hughes family is that we would do everything we can to honour his memory.

“Last night I asked Cricket Australia if Hughesy’s one-day international shirt number 64 could be retired, to which they agreed. That means so much.

“His legacy of trying to improve each and every day will drive us for the rest of our lives. Our dressing room will never be the same. We loved him and always will. Rest in peace bruzzy.”

 

 

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