‘Phillip will forever remain 63 not out’, says James Sutherland

Hughes will officially remain on 63 not out

Hughes will officially remain on 63 not out

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In a extremely touching and heartwarming move, Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland has announced that the scorecard for batsman Phillip Hughes’ last match will be amended.

Hughes, who was playing for South Australia, was on 63 when he was struck on the side of the neck by a bouncer from New South Wales pace bowler Sean Abbott. As a result of the severe injuries he sustained, Hughes passed away at St Vincent’s Hospital just two days later.

With the scorecard initially saying that Hughes had retired hurt on 63, Sutherland noted that it will be changed to 63 not out in order to pay tribute to one of Australia’s most talented youngsters.

“It might seem like a little thing, but it’s an important distinction,” Sutherland said. “Phillip will forever remain 63 not out.”

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