WORDS OF SORROW: HOW THEY SAID FAREWELL TO PHILLIP HUGHES
“I couldn’t have asked for a better little brother.
From a very young age you were destined to be a rock star.”
Jason Hughes, brother.
“Your presence will never leave the people that love and adore you.
“You always knew how lucky and blessed you were.”
Megan Hughes, sister.
“On debut, Phillip made his cricketing appearance as a tailender, scoring 25 runs and from that moment he fell in love with the game.”
Nino Ramunno, cousin.
“We must dig in and get through to tea and we must play on.
“So rest in peace my little brother. I’ll see you out in the middle.”
Michael Clarke, Australian captain.
“Phillip simply loved cricket, his family, friends and fans, but was the happiest on the farm with his dad and the cattle.”
“He spent every spare moment thinking about his cattle.”
Corey Ireland, friend and cattle breeder.
“It will be forever be a sacred ground for me. It’s now forever the place where he fell.”
Michael Clarke talks about the SCG
“Ever since Bradman the image of the innocent country boy playing in the backyard while dreaming of wearing a baggy green cap has become entrenched in our psyche. His journey from the backyard to baggy green cap 408 personified the Australian cricketing dream.”
James Sutherland, Cricket Australia CEO
“Phillip Hughes, forever unconquered on 63.”
“I am so honoured to call you my best friend, my brother and my hero.”
“Now it’s time to say goodbye bro, I miss you. Love your big brother Jase.”