Phillip Hughes’ family will be present at SCG for fourth Test, says Michael Clarke

Shashi / 04 January 2015

The Australian skipper Michael Clarke declared that Phil Hughes’s family will be present for the last and final Test at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), where the cricketer was hit by the nasty unintentional bouncer and finally surrendered his life to his injuries. Michael Clarke, who would be doing commentary for Channel Nine, said Phillip Hughes’s family will be present at the match and he will be spending his time with them when he is not in the commentary box.

He also said that they have demonstrated unbelievable power over the previous couple of months and it will be appreciable to see them back out at the ground where they have seen their son and brother score huge runs for New South Wales (NSW), South Australia and Australia.

Philip Hughes could not fight with coma and the died in hospital, two days after he was struck on the neck by a bouncer by Sean Abbott while playing in a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in November 2014. Michael Clarke said playing at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) would be an emotional event for the whole Australian squad. He added that the Sydney Test will be an emotional event for the entire Australian team. He is sure it will be difficult for some of the teammates coming back to the SCG where the tragic moment occurred a month and a half back. But Phillip would want them to play on and it is crucial the Australian boys do so to honor his memory.

Philip Hughes made his debut at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Clarke recollected and said that he played his debut match Test in Australia there against Pakistan in 2010 and scored a blasting 87 runs in his last Test at the ground against Sri Lanka in 2013, which included a 130 run 2nd wicket stand. Clarke also said that it is brilliant that the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) will honor his memory with a cartouche outside the Australian dressing room, 63 bats affixed to the Members Stand and an exhibition in the museum.



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