Today marks one year since the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes.
Hughes was batting for South Australia in a Sheffield Shield match when he was struck in the neck by a ball bowled by NSW quick Sean Abbott.
The injury caused a haemorrhage to the brain and Hughes died two days later, just days short of his 26th birthday, sending the cricketing world into shock.
The first anniversary of Phillip Hughes’s death coincides with the start of Australia’s Test match against New Zealand in Adelaide today.
Just after 4.00pm (ACDT) at Adelaide Oval a tribute to Phillip Hughes will be played on the big screen.
A year ago we published this tribute to Phillip Hughes written by our Editor in Chief Jamila Rizvi.
It seems timely to re-publish it today to remember this great Australian cricketer who had such a bright future ahead of him.
May he rest in peace.
By Jamila Rizvi.
This Sunday would have been cricketer, Phillip Hughes’ 26th birthday.
I know that being 25-years-old made the sportsman very much a man. But I think in all our eyes today, he was just a boy.
A boy who could have been anyone’s son or brother or friend. A cheeky, warm and determined bloke who was spending a beautiful spring day in the sunshine playing cricket with his mates. A boy who has been robbed of his chance at what would have been an incredibly bright and happy future.
Phillip Hughes died this afternoon following a withdrawal of life support at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. The cricketer had not been able to breathe on his own after being struck by a regulation bouncer on Tuesday, during a Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and NSW.