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In pics: Clarke takes to Instagram to wish Hughes 'Happy Birthday'

Australian captain Michael Clarke took to Twitter and Instagram to express his heartfelt wishes for his 'little brother' Phillip Hughes, who would have celebrated his 26th birthday on Sunday.

cricket Updated: Nov 30, 2014 20:32 IST
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Michael Clarke

Australian captain Michael Clarke took to Twitter and Instagram to express his heartfelt wishes for his 'little brother' Phillip Hughes, who would have celebrated his 26th birthday on Sunday.

"In 2 hours and 6 min it will be my Brothers 26th BDay. Please get yourself a drink and raise your glass!" Clarke tweeted on Saturday evening.

Clarke then went on to post a series of pictures on Instagram of moments that they had shared together, both on and off the field.

The photos ranged from Hughes donning the wicketkeeper's gloves, to Clarke and Hughes attending parties and Trivia nights together.

Brothers in arms

A photo posted by Michael Clarke (@michaelclarkeofficial) on

You are all teeth bro.... Hahahahaha

A photo posted by Michael Clarke (@michaelclarkeofficial) on

You will stand with me every time I walk out onto that ground

A photo posted by Michael Clarke (@michaelclarkeofficial) on

We were the KINGS of Trivia Night.. Hahahahahahahahaha

A photo posted by Michael Clarke (@michaelclarkeofficial) on

What I would give for just one more day.

A photo posted by Michael Clarke (@michaelclarkeofficial) on

Happy BDAY 408. Life will never be the same

A photo posted by Michael Clarke (@michaelclarkeofficial) on

What a smile

A photo posted by Michael Clarke (@michaelclarkeofficial) on

Brothers for life

A photo posted by Michael Clarke (@michaelclarkeofficial) on

Goodnight buddy.

A photo posted by Michael Clarke (@michaelclarkeofficial) on

Clarke also wrote a moving birthday tribute in his column in The Daily Telegraph.

Clarke said he "struggled to comprehend how this tragedy could happen to one of life's true characters and gentlemen".

"His cricketing achievements -- of which there were many -- really play second fiddle to the human qualities that he exhibited," Clarke wrote in the Sunday Telegraph.

"Loyal to a fault, eternally optimistic, kind-hearted, wicked sense of humour, a child-like verve for life... I really could go on and on."