Australia went through few of its darkest days exactly an year ago, when they lost one of their brightest talents Phillip Hughes, in an on-field tragic incident. New South Wales were taking on South Australia in Sydney. Hughes was fighting hard as he knew a good knock would earn him a place in the national side, who were doubtful about Michael Clarkes presence in the series against India. Hughes was batting on 63 and a deadly bouncer from Sean Abbott saw the ball hit him just below his left ear. He immediately collapsed and was rushed to St.Vincents hospital, Sydney.
Two days later, on the 27th November, just 3 days before his 26th birthday, leaving the entire cricketing fraternity in great sorrow. His mortal remains were cremated on 3 December in his home town Macksville. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Kiwi legend Sir Richard Hadlee, Indian skipper Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri and many other iconic personalities attended the funeral. In remembrance of Phillip Hughes, here are ten intresting things about him .
#10. FIRST AUSSIE TO SCORE A LIST A DOUBLE TON
On 27th of July, 2014, Hughes wrote his name into the record books as he piled up 202 runs off 151 balls against South Africa A in Darwin. No Aussie cricketer reached the 200 mark before Phillip Hughes. Hughes was considered as a batsman who is a lot more on the slower side, but he showed his versatility and proved his critics wrong with this innings.