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.Updated: Dec 27, 2014 16:02 IST
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".
— ABC News (@abcnews) December 3, 2014
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott also attended the memorial:
A sad, poignant, beautiful service to celebrate the life of Phillip Hughes today in Macksville #RIPPhillipHughes— Tony Abbott (@TonyAbbottMHR) December 3, 2014
Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar shared of photo of himself with Hughes on Twitter:
Piers Morgan paid tribute to "a great Australian" in Phillip Hughes:
He loved his family, friends, teammates, country, cows, cricket & baggy green. A great Australian. RIP Phillip Hughes— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 3, 2014
Here are a few more people who tweeted their prayers for Philip Hughes:
Very well said today @MClarke23 . You, and every one of the country's cricketers should be proud of Phil today, tomorrow and in the future.— Dirk Nannes (@dirk_nannes) December 3, 2014
Just watched the funeral of Philip Hughes, great eulogy from his cousin Nino, whitty, uplifting, poignant. #PhilHughes— Mark Bright (@Mark__Bright) December 3, 2014
First Published: Dec 03, 2014 13:21 IST