Emotional farewell to Phillip Hughes

"Rest in peace my little brother. I'll see you out in the middle"
Australia's captain Michael Clarke led the tributes at Phillip Hughes funeral in Macksville, where family, friends, team-mates, past cricketers, dignitaries and the public gathered to mourn for the batsman, who died on November 27, 2014.
Hughes died aged 25 after being struck by a bouncer last Tuesday during the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and South Australia at the SCG.

Eulogies were delivered by Hughes' Brother Jason and Sister Megan, and his Cousin Nino Ramunno, and tributes also came from family friend and fellow Angus breeder Corey Ireland, Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland, and Clarke.

As Clarke struggled to hold back the tears before beginning his tribute, he joked that Hughes would "definitely be calling me a sook right now, that's for sure".

Clarke spoke of the remarkable outpouring of grief that has come from around the world in the wake of Hughes' death, and openly wondered if it was a tangible example of the much-mentioned "spirit of cricket". He said Hughes' spirit was now "part of our game forever" and "will act as a custodian of the sport we all love", and urged cricketers to "play on".

"Is this what we call the spirit of cricket?" Clarke said. "From the little girl in Karachi holding a candlelight tribute to masters of the game like Tendulkar, Warne and Lara, showing their grief to the world, the spirit of cricket binds us all together. We feel it in the thrill of a cover drive. Or the taking of a screamer at gully, whether by a 12-year-old boy in Worcester or by Brendon McCullum in Dubai.

"It is in the brilliant hundred or five-wicket haul, just as significant to the players in a Western Suburbs club game as it is in a Test match. The bonds that led to cricketers from around the world putting their bats out, that saw people who didn't even know Phillip lay flowers at the gates of Lord's, and that brought every cricketing nation on earth to make its own heartfelt tribute.

"The bonds that saw players old and new rush to his bedside. From wherever they heard the news to say their prayers and farewells. This is what makes our game the greatest game in the world. Phillip's spirit, which is now part of our game forever, will act as a custodian of the sport we all love. We must listen to it. We must cherish it. We must learn from it. We must dig in and get through to tea. And we must play on. So rest in peace my little brother. I'll see you out in the middle."

RIP Phillip Hughes
(November 30, 1988 - November 27, 2014)
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