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Goodbye champ: touching tribute on Twitter for Hughes

Eyes welled up all around and mourners, including Australian skipper Michael Clarke, broke down while reading out heart-rending tributes to the late Phillip Hughes. Here are a few people who took to Twitter to extend their condolences.

cricket Updated: Dec 27, 2014 16:02 IST
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Thousands walked through Macksville as part of the funeral procession for Phillip Hughes. People reportedly came out of their houses to throw flowers on the hearse and there was spontaneous applause along the route.

In a funeral attended by thousands and televised live, friends, family and teammates paid their tributes to the young batsman, who died after being hit on the head by a bouncer during a domestic game last week.

Eyes welled up all around and mourners, including Australian skipper Michael Clarke, broke down while reading out heart-rending tributes to the late Phillip Hughes. 63 not out. RIP Phillip Hughes.

Megan Hughes paid homage to her brother, said "Phillip, I am so honoured to call myself your little sister".

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott also attended the memorial:

Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar shared of photo of himself with Hughes on Twitter:

Piers Morgan paid tribute to "a great Australian" in Phillip Hughes:

Here are a few more people who tweeted their prayers for Philip Hughes: