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Tendulkar pays tribute to Hughes


Sydney, Dec 3 (PTI) 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:

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.

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