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In Photos: England and Sri Lanka pay tribute to Hughes

By Rediff Sports Desk
November 29, 2014 12:02 IST
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From left, Eoin Morgan, ICC chief executive David Richardson, ECB Chairman Giles Clarke and England captain Alastair Cook observe a minutes silence in memory of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes

From left, Eoin Morgan, ICC chief executive David Richardson, ECB Chairman Giles Clarke and England captain Alastair Cook observe a minutes silence in memory of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Cricketers and fans around the world are paying tribute to Phillip Hughes via a social media.

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England captain Alastair Cook and Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews also joined in to pay their respects to Phillip Hughes during their second One-day International at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Saturday.

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews look on as his team put their bats out in memory of   Australian cricketer Phil Hughes

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews look on as his team put their bats out in memory of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Australian Test batsman Hughes died at the age of 25 on Thursday, two days after he was struck in the head by a short-pitched delivery from Sean Abbott in a first class game at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

The crowd observe a minutes silence in memory of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes

The crowd observe a minutes silence in memory of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

The ground also observed an emotional silence.

Australia's Test captain Michael Clarke choked back tears as he paid tribute to Hughes on Saturday, while New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said his players felt the second day of their third Test against Pakistan in Sharjah was ‘irrelevant’.

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