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Tendulkar pays tribute to Hughes

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014,18:32 IST By metrovaartha A A A

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.

One of the 63 bats detailing the career of cricketer Phillip Hughes is seen during a memorial service at the Sydney Cricket Ground on December 3, 2014. Cricket luminaries and fans gathered for the emotional funeral of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, whose death from a freak on-field injury brought his grieving hometown to a standstill.

One of the 63 bats detailing the career of cricketer Phillip Hughes is seen during a memorial service at the Sydney Cricket Ground on December 3, 2014. Cricket luminaries and fans gathered for the emotional funeral of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, whose death from a freak on-field injury brought his grieving hometown to a standstill.

The coffin of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes (L) is driven through his home town of Macksville in northern New South Wales after his funeral on December 3, 2014. Hughes died November 27 from bleeding on the brain, two days after being knocked unconscious by a bouncer while batting during a domestic match at the Sydney Cricket Ground, throwing the cricketing world into mourning.

The coffin of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes (L) is driven through his home town of Macksville in northern New South Wales after his funeral on December 3, 2014. Hughes died November 27 from bleeding on the brain, two days after being knocked unconscious by a bouncer while batting during a domestic match at the Sydney Cricket Ground, throwing the cricketing world into mourning.

Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland talks during the funeral service for Phillip Hughes at Macksville High School Stadium on December 3, 2014.   Cricketing greats bid an emotional farewell to Phillip Hughes at a funeral service in his home town, as Australia stopped to remember the batsman whose death from a freak injury sent shockwaves through the sport.

Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland talks during the funeral service for Phillip Hughes at Macksville High School Stadium on December 3, 2014. Cricketing greats bid an emotional farewell to Phillip Hughes at a funeral service in his home town, as Australia stopped to remember the batsman whose death from a freak injury sent shockwaves through the sport.

Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke pays his respect to Phillip Hughes at his coffin during his funeral in Macksville, Australia, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. Hughes died last Thursday, two days after he was hit in the head during a domestic cricket match.

Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke pays his respect to Phillip Hughes at his coffin during his funeral in Macksville, Australia, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. Hughes died last Thursday, two days after he was hit in the head during a domestic cricket match.

 Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott , right, walks with father Michael Alcock before the funeral of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes in Macksville, Australia, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.   Hughes, 25,  died Nov. 27, two days after he was hit in the head during a domestic cricket match.

Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott , right, walks with father Michael Alcock before the funeral of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes in Macksville, Australia, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. Hughes, 25, died Nov. 27, two days after he was hit in the head during a domestic cricket match.

Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke, third left, helps carry the coffin of Phillip Hughes in Macksville, Australia, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. The funeral for cricketer Phillip Hughes turned into a celebration of his life on Wednesday despite the grief and sorrow still evident from his death. Hughes died last Thursday, aged 25, after being hit near the ear by a ball during a match between South Australia and his former state side New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke, third left, helps carry the coffin of Phillip Hughes in Macksville, Australia, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. The funeral for cricketer Phillip Hughes turned into a celebration of his life on Wednesday despite the grief and sorrow still evident from his death. Hughes died last Thursday, aged 25, after being hit near the ear by a ball during a match between South Australia and his former state side New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground.