Australia bids an emotional farewell to cricketer Phillip Hughes!!!
The funeral of Australian Test cricketer Hughes began to the strains of a song entitled "Forever Young" at his home town on Wednesday as a nation united to celebrate the life of a sportsman cut down in his prime.
Eight days after he was struck by a ball in the back of his head and six after he died of the catastrophic injuries that resulted, his family, friends and a host of cricketing greats gathered at Macksville High School to bid farewell to him. His death has triggered an outpouring of emotion, sympathy and support from inside and outside the cricketing world.