Sydney:Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar today joined the cricket world to mourn the tragic death of young Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who passed away last Thursday after being hit by a bouncer.
In a tribute to Hughes, who would have turned 26 last Sunday, Tendulkar wrote in his twitter page: “Will miss you Phil. Your enthusiasm to learn and drive for perfection was most impressive. #FarewellHughes.”
The 41-year-old Iconic batsman also posted a photograph of him along with Hughes, who was part of the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians in 2013.
Former India skipper Anil Kumble also paid his tribute. “Phil Hughes RIP…#63notout cricket will miss you,” wrote the spin legend in the social networking site.
Hughes was today laid to rest in his home town, Macksville in a funeral attended by thousands with friends, family and teammates paying their tributes to the young batsman, who died after being hit on the head by a bouncer during a domestic game last week.
An emotional Australian skipper Michael Clarke have an heart-rendering tribute to Hughes during the funeral which was televised live.