Phillip Hughes was considered to be one of the rising stars in the Cricket world. In his young age of 25, The Australian had achieved many things.
Here’s a small pictorial tribute in memory of this talented Cricketer –
Phillip Hughes, aged 11. Yes, he was already playing representative cricket at that age
Four centuries and 891 runs at 74.68 in 2008-09 won Phillip Hughes recognition at the Allan Border Medal
Phillip Hughes helping his father who was a Banana farmer
Phillip Hughes on the eve of his Test debut against South Africa at The Wanderers in Johannesburg in 2009.
In March 2009, Phil Hughes, in the second test match of his career, scored his maiden test century at Kingsmead Cricket Ground in Durban, South Africa.
In the same match, the 20-year-old became the youngest player ever to score two centuries in a test, as he took on the talented South African bowling attack again in his second innings in Durban to reach 160 runs, which would remain the biggest score of his test career. Australia won the test and Hughes was named player of the match.
Hughes celebrates the 2009 CLT20 win in India with New South Wales.
Hughes collects the 2012-13 Domestic Player of Year award, the second time he was honored at an AB Medal ceremony.
Phillip Hughes basking in the applause of the MCG faithful after becoming the first Australian to score an ODI century on debut.
In a July 2013 test match against England at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, Hughes broke a world record with debutant Ashton Agar, as the pair put on 163 runs in a tenth wicket partnership.
Phillip Hughes would once again post Bradman-like numbers, this time for Australia A against the touring India A and South Africa A in the 2014 winter. He would become the first man in Australian domestic cricket to score 200 in a 50 over one-day game, before scoring his second first-class double-century with a commanding 243 not out against South Africa A in Townsville.
Phillip Hughes drives a ball down the ground in his final innings of 63* against New South Wales.
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