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Hughes tragedy rocks the game

Hughes tragedy rocks the game
World cricket was left shocked and heartbroken following the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes (in pic). The tragedy that snatched away Hughes, aged 25 at the time of his death, will never be forgotten. An innings of 63 not out normally doesn’t ring a bell but but Hughes, who was gearing up to wear his favourite ‘Baggy Green’ for the 27th time in a Test match, found his life cut short three days ahead of what would have been his 26th birthday. He mistimed a pull shot off Sean Abbott, and that was the beginning of the end. The number ‘63’ became immortal and Hughes became ‘63 not-out Forever’. It was tragedy that brought the cricket community together. From Karachi to Christchurch, Kolkata to Melbourne everyone came together in the hour of grief.
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