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Michael Clarke pays tribute to Phil Hughes as inaugural day night test kicks off

The time has gone so fast... I think about Hughesy and miss him every day.

As the first ever day night test kicks off at Adelaide Oval, Michael Clarke has paid tribute to Phillip Hughes on the one year anniversary of his passing.

The former Australian cricket captain said his thoughts are with the Hughes family today, as they grieve the loss of their son – one year on – while also celebrating a life “lived every single day to the full.”

“The way cricket has stuck together and is remembering Hughesy a year on is pretty special and as an Australian public we can hold our heads high in this regard,” wrote Clarke in The Daily Telegraph.

“I love the fact that our baby is born in the same month as Hughesy’s birthday. That’s pretty special for us but I just wish he was here to be able to meet my daughter.

“The time has gone so fast and I think about Hughesy and miss him every day.

“His love for cricket, his cattle and for life was so rich and inspiring.”

As the day night test between New Zealand and Australia kicked off at Adelaide Oval this afternoon, the cricketing community has honoured Hughes with “Remembering 408” stated on the scoreboard – a little reminder the man who wore the 408th baggy green is looking over the game today.

And he will remain 63, not out, forever.

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