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 today 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.

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