Steve Smith Pays Emotional Tribute To Phillip Hughes On His Third Death Anniversary
Monday (November 27) marked the third anniversary of the late Phillip Hughes. The former Australia batsman died after he was hit on the side of the head by the ball during a Sheffield Shield match in Sydney.
Hughes was playing for South Australia against New South Wales when he collapsed after being hit on the lower back of the neck by a Sean Abbott bouncer. He was taken to hospital in a critical condition, but he never regained consciousness as he lost the battle against life.
Australian captain Steve Smith and Hughes, who died at the age of 25, were close friends, and three years to the day after the latter’s death left the cricketing fraternity in mourning, Smith paid his former teammate an emotional tribute.
The Australia skipper took to Twitter to share a link of his Instagram post where he had posted a smiling face of the former player and wrote: “3 years have passed and I’m still missing you bro #408.”
3 years have passed and I'm still missing you bro #408 https://t.co/4XqMIpff8C
— Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) November 26, 2017
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Meanwhile, tributes poured in from all quarters for the player who left the world too soon.
Miss you bro 408 always with us
— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) November 26, 2017
— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) November 26, 2017
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England’s Barmy Army also did its bit by paying a classy tribute to the former player on the fifth day of the first Ashes Test between Australia and England.
— England's Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) November 27, 2017
Earmarked by many to achieve greatness before the disastrous incident dashed those predictions, Hughes scored centuries in both innings of his second Test after making his international debut against South Africa in 2009. He represented Australia in 26 Tests, 25 One-Day Internationals and a solitary T20 International, scoring over 2000 international runs with the help of 5 centuries and 11 half-centuries.
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