It’s safe to say that the tragic passing of Phillip Hughes – exactly one year ago today – touched the entire nation in a way that very seldom happens.
“Today all my thoughts are with the Hughes family.”“I’m sure Greg, Virginia, Megan and Jason are all together today and I just want them to know that we’re all behind them.
If there’s anything they need from any of us in the cricket community we’re still right here to show that support and love.”“The way cricket has stuck together and is remembering Hughesy a year on is pretty special and as an Australian public we can hold our heads high in this regard. However, we must continue to respect the wishes of the family that this is a very private time for them.”“Twelve months on from Hughesy’s passing and my goal is to spend the whole of today with our new little girl.
I love the fact that our baby is born in the same month as Hughesy’s birthday. That’s pretty special for us but I just wish he was here to be able to meet my daughter.”“The time has gone so fast and I think about Hughesy and miss him every day.
His love for cricket, his cattle and for life was so rich and inspiring.”“Everybody is going to do it tough this week, especially the Hughes family, but in our own private way we can celebrate what an amazing life he had and how he lived every single day to the full.”