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Thursday, 29 November 2018

Clarke's heartfelt birthday tribute to Phil Hughes


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Former Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke has tweeted a heartfelt tribute to Phil Hughes on what would have been his 30th birthday.

Clarke and Hughes were close friends as well as teammates when they played together in the national squad, and upon Hughes' shock passing in 2014, Clarke spoke very emotionally to media about his relationship with the talented batsman. 

Three days ago marked four years since Hughes died after he was struck in the neck by a bouncer in a freak incident that rocked the cricket community.

On social media Clarke tweeted an image of him and his family celebrating Hughes' 30th birthday, lighting a candle donning the deceased cricketer's image.

"Happy birthday bro," Clarke said.

"We love and miss you."

https://twitter.com/MClarke23/status/1068237269692076032

This week Clarke caused some controversy over his comments that the struggling current national team 'won't win s---' unless they find their aggressive edge again after the ball-tampering scandal in March this year.

His opinion received some backlash from SEN Radio's Gerard Whateley but another former batsman from one of Australia's most dominant eras of international cricket, Matthew Hayden, supported Clarke.

"I know what our truth is as Australian cricketers. We play our best cricket when you’re fighting," Hayden said at the Bradman Foundation Hall of Fame dinner.

"Now the word ‘fight’ evokes fist fights, verbal diarrhoea and racial and religious taunts. It’s nothing about that.

"It’s about a body language and it’s about the fact that as Australians when you walk across that line and you play at the SCG, ‘This is our country, our turf’. And on our watch we want to try and win. And I think that’s really what Michael would be trying to say – that it’s about that competitive edge.

"There's no chance that Australia is going to change [it's aggressiveness]. A leopard can't change its spots."

 

Former Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke has tweeted a heartfelt tribute to Phil Hughes on what would have been his 30th birthday.

Clarke and Hughes were close friends as well as teammates when they played together in the national squad, and upon Hughes' shock passing in 2014, Clarke spoke very emotionally to media about his relationship with the talented batsman. 

Three days ago marked four years since Hughes died after he was struck in the neck by a bouncer in a freak incident that rocked the cricket community.

On social media Clarke tweeted an image of him and his family celebrating Hughes' 30th birthday, lighting a candle donning the deceased cricketer's image.

"Happy birthday bro," Clarke said.

"We love and miss you."

https://twitter.com/MClarke23/status/1068237269692076032

This week Clarke caused some controversy over his comments that the struggling current national team 'won't win s---' unless they find their aggressive edge again after the ball-tampering scandal in March this year.

His opinion received some backlash from SEN Radio's Gerard Whateley but another former batsman from one of Australia's most dominant eras of international cricket, Matthew Hayden, supported Clarke.

"I know what our truth is as Australian cricketers. We play our best cricket when you’re fighting," Hayden said at the Bradman Foundation Hall of Fame dinner.

"Now the word ‘fight’ evokes fist fights, verbal diarrhoea and racial and religious taunts. It’s nothing about that.

"It’s about a body language and it’s about the fact that as Australians when you walk across that line and you play at the SCG, ‘This is our country, our turf’. And on our watch we want to try and win. And I think that’s really what Michael would be trying to say – that it’s about that competitive edge.

"There's no chance that Australia is going to change [it's aggressiveness]. A leopard can't change its spots."

 

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