Almost three years have passed since the death of former Australian opening batsman Phil Hughes, who tragically passed away after getting hit by a bouncer at the backside of the head.
Former Australia captain and his teammate Michael Clarke revealed how time doesn’t make anything better.
“I think about him every day, to be honest. I have a lot of stuff around my house that reminds me of him daily, so it’ll be no different on his birthday and on the anniversary of his death,” the 36-year-old Clarke said while talking exclusively to Be.
Clarke, who is the brand ambassador of a luxury watch company Hublot, was present at the Sydney Cricket Ground to celebrate their association with the Ashes and to promote their limited addition LVMH timepiece Maison watch.
More than exciting, it was the memory of his late friend Hughes, who passed away that kept him sad throughout the event.
“I’m at this event here at the SCG, which is where he passed away. People say time heals, but unfortunately, at this stage for me, nothing’s really healed. I miss him every day,” Clarke stated.
Citing how he cope up with the sad demise of his dear friend, Clarke revealed,
“I try to cling on to the happy times we had together. I try to on a daily basis think about the times we celebrated, we partied, we sat on the couch, and we went for coffee or had breakfast. I think that’s the stuff that I hang on to daily that keeps me smiling keeps me going forward and keeps me thinking about him in a really positive way.”
However, the right-handed Clarke concluded by saying although it has been tough, he can always rely on his wife and young daughter. Last Thursday, Clarke celebrated their daughter’s second birthday that composed of only close friends and relatives.