Phillip Hughes final touching text to best friend was 'love you, miss you'
Phillip Hughes final touching text to best friend was 'love you, miss you'

Australian batsman Phillip Hughes's best friend has revealed that she received a final touching message from the cricketer shortly before his shocking passing.

Thousands bids tearful adieu to cricketer Phil Hughes

Cricketing luminaries bid an emotional farewell to Phillip Hughes at a funeral service held in his home town Wednesday, as Australia stopped to remember the popular batsman whose death from a freak injury sent shockwaves through the sport.

DNA: Michael Clarke breaks down at Phil Hughes' funeral

Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke broke down in tears as he paid tribute to friend and team-mate Phillip Hughes at the batsman's funeral.

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'Cattle-loving' Phillip Hughes wanted to sell 200 bulls a year post retirement
'Cattle-loving' Phillip Hughes wanted to sell 200 bulls a year post retirement

As family, friends, former teammates and cricket greats gathered in thousands at Macksville on Wednesday for late batsman Phillip Hughes' funeral, his close friend Corey Ireland delivered a heart-melting tribute explaining that his cattle-loving late friend wanted to sell 200 bulls a year.

Phillip Hughes: Selected eulogies, tributes
Phillip Hughes: Selected eulogies, tributes

Selected quotes from eulogies and tributes to Phillip Hughes on Wednesday as Australia bid farewell to the cricketer at his funeral in his hometown of Macksville, New South Wales.

World mourns Phillip Hughes on birthday

Phillips Hughes, who would have turned 26 on Sunday, died two days after he was knocked unconscious by a bouncer while batting in a domestic match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri, Duncan Fletcher to attend funeral of Phillip Hughes
Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri, Duncan Fletcher to attend funeral of Phillip Hughes

Stand-in skipper of the Indian team Virat Kohli will attend the funeral of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes on Wednesday.

Bouncer should not be outlawed: Allan Donald
Bouncer should not be outlawed: Allan Donald

South African pace legend Allan Donald has called on cricket bosses not to consider banning bouncers as they revisit safety in the sport in the wake of the tragic death of Australian cricketer Philip Hughes.

Helmets have made batsmen feel too safe, says Geoff Boycott
Helmets have made batsmen feel too safe, says Geoff Boycott

 Helmets have given a false sense of security to batsmen, who no longer have the necessary technique to deal with fast bowling, according to former England opener Geoff Boycott.

No amount of `prancing` can save a player once he`s shown his `fear`: Steve Waugh

Former Australian captain Steve Waugh has said that no amount of `prancing, preening or dialogue` can rescue a `fearful` cricketer once he has shown his vulnerability in the confined space of a cricket ground.

Wade says `too green` pitches, not BBL, responsible for Oz batting woes

Australian cricketer Matthew Wade has blamed the introduction of too many green pitches, instead of Cricket Australia`s emphasis on promoting the Twenty20 Big Bash League, as responsible for the batting woes of the team in the Ashes.

Aussie cricketers having a ball in Chandigarh

The Australian cricket teams, here to play the third Test against India in Mohali March 14-18, are having a ball.

Hughes says would be melancholy duty replacing ‘idol’ Ponting in Oz Test team

Phil Hughes has said it would be a melancholy duty replacing his idol Ricky Ponting in the Australian Test team if he is given a chance by the national selectors against Sri Lanka.

Watson ready to shoulder bowling responsibility in Perth Test

Australian all rounder Shane Watson, who missed the Brisbane and Adelaide Test matches against South Africa due to a calf strain, has said he is ready to bowl as many overs as captain Michael Clarke wants him to bowl in the series-decider Perth Test.

Watson included in Aussie squad for second test

Shane Watson was on Friday included for the second Test against Australia despite doubts concerning his fitness.

Watson’s bowling fitness key to selection for Adelaide Test: Howard

Australia’s team performance boss Pat Howard has said all rounder Shane Watson’s failure to bowl with full fitness would significantly reduce his chances of making into the squad for the second Test in Adelaide against South Africa.

Watson in line to get picked for Adelaide Test

Australia vice-captain Shane Watson is in line to get selected for the second Test match against South Africa in Adelaide subject to fitness when the team is announced on Friday morning.

Lyon in high spirits ahead of Gabba Test despite modest form of late

Australia off spinner Nathan Lyon has said he is happy with his preparation for the first Test match against South Africa at The Gabba, in Brisbane, starting on November 9, despite displaying modest form in domestic competitions of late.

Warner latest Aussie to confirm bookie approach

Explosive New South Wales batsman David Warner is the latest to join the list of Australian cricketers who had been approached by an illegal bookmaker.