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  • Matthew Wade shows off arm tattoo of Phillip Hughes

    2019 - 04.21

    Matthew Wade has paid tribute to his late friend and teammate Phillip Hughes with a tattoo of the Australian batsman on his right forearm.
    Nanjing Night Net

    The Victorian wicket-keeper, who in his last Test match played alongside Hughes in India 2013, showed off his new ink after Victoria’s Sheffield Shield victory at Bellerive Oval on Wednesday.

    Hughes passed away in November two days after being a struck by a short-pitched delivery during a Sheffield Shield match at the SCG.

    His death shocked the cricketing world, as hundreds of current and former players paid their respect at Hughes’ funeral in his hometown of Macksville.

    Wade showed his tattoo to Fairfax Media reporter Jesse Hogan, who then tweeted the image which garnered a positive response on social media.

    The main part of Wade’s tattoo is of Hughes’ face, but the wicketkeeper’s newest body artwork also features the SCG clock face.

    In a fitting tribute to his close friend, the time on the clock reads 4:08 – the same as Hughes’ Test playing number.

    Wade, who has played 12 Tests and 47 one-day internationals for Australia, was close by Hughes’ side at St Vincent’s hospital in the days after he was felled by a bouncer.

    Hogan’s tweet was shared around the Twittersphere, with Brian Lara adding that if Australia were able to defeat India at the SCG on Thursday and then New Zealand on Sunday, it would be a fitting tribute to their fallen teammate.  Triumphant #[email protected] capt, @MatthewWade13, shows off his latest tattoo: tribute to the late Phillip Hughes pic.twitter南京夜网/WBpS4Usu4f — Jesse Hogan (@Jesse_Hogan) March 25, 2015

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