According to his cricketing mate, Tim Ludeman, he had the attitude of “Just chill bruz I got this”, even in the toughest of times. There was no dressing room in the world in which he would not have been welcomed. That was the beauty of his nature. The cattle boy was known for his humour and the ease with which he used to lighten even the tensest moments.
Philip Hughes had a thrilling style of batting, with on-field flamboyance the lad was always a delight for the cameramen.
— Tim Ludeman (@tludey) November 27, 2014
I’ve never before felt so keenly the loss of someone I’d never met. My thoughts go out to his family and friends. RIP Phil Hughes.
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) November 27, 2014
This is how I will remember you legend! The most infectious smile and best friend anyone could have! Forever with us! pic.twitter.com/ukFwZejzlG
— Aaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) November 27, 2014
Tony Abbott, the then Prime Minister of Australia had said, “He was loved, admired and respected by his teammates and by legions of cricket fans.”
For anyone who has ever breathed cricket, the date of 27 November when Phil Hughes lost his life would always be the toughest. Phil died three days shy of what would have been his 26th birthday.
Phil indeed left the world too early but his soul shall always remain immortal in the hearts of fans, family and friends.