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Tendulkar pays tribute to Hughes

Tendulkar pays tribute to Hughes Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday 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: “Will miss you Phil. Your enthusiasm to learn and drive for perfection was most impressive. #FarewellHughes.”

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 onWednesday 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.