Australian cricketers have joined along with family, friends, dignitaries and former crickets turned out for Wednesday's Phillip Hughes funeral in Macksville, where the late cricketer Hughes has grown up. The service is likely to broadcast live on national television including in big screens in Australia's major cities Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra.
Michael Clarke has broke down into tears, when he paid tribute to his close friend and former team-mate Phillip Hughes at the batsman's funeral. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott also attended Phil Hughes funeral including cricketing legends Brain Lara, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Steve Waugh, Justin Langer and former New Zealand all-rounder Sir Richard Hadlee.
Around 1,000 people have attended into Macksville High School for the Phillip Hughes funeral as several thousands are watching on screens outside. Several mourners have gather together for a memorial service at the Sydney Cricket Ground for Hughes on Wednesday.
- Simha Raju