Written by Staff Writer
27 Nov, 2015 | 8:21 am
Cricket fans have paid tribute to the late Test batsman Phillip Hughes on the first anniversary of his death.
The 25-year-old cricketer was struck on the head by a short delivery while playing for South Australia against New South Wales during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 25 November last year.
He died in hospital two days later.
The hashtag #63notout, referring to Hughes’s score when the accident occurred, was trending in Australia on Friday as fans remembered his legacy before cricket’s first day-night Test.
The third Test – the first to use a pink ball – starts in Adelaide on Friday on the anniversary, but at the request of Hughes’s family commemorations will be low-key.
Both sides will wear black armbands, as will players contesting three Sheffield Shield games around Australiathat also start on the same day.
A tribute package will be screened at 4.08pm referring to Hughes’s Test cap number, 408.
At the time of Hughes’s death Cricket Australia adjusted the official scorecard from his final match so that he would not be remembered as “retired hurt”.
At the time of Hughes’s fatal injury last year, he was remembered with the hashtag #PutOutYourBats, where fans around the world shared photos of their cricket bats at their doors.
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