PHOTOS: Phil Hughes' final journey in Macksville

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Macksville (Australia), Dec 3: Thousands of mourners today bid a tearful farewell to late Australian cricketer Phil Hughes at the funeral service held at the Macksville Recreation Centre here.

Text and Video: Clarke's eulogy to Hughes

Australia captain Michael Clarke, his Test team-mates, several cricket greats including Shane Warne, Brian Lara, Glenn McGrath, Adam Gilchrist and others paid their respects to Hughes in his home town of Macksville, on the northern coast of New South Wales (NSW) state (575 kms north of Sydney).

India was represented by Virat Kohli, team director Ravi Shastri and manager Arshad Ayub. Coach Duncan Fletcher was present. (Cricketers who died due to on-field injuries)

Huges died on November 27 after being struck by a cricket ball during a Sheffield Shield match at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

The funeral service was televised live across Australia and also live streamed.

Here are some of the images from Hughes' final journey

Michael Clarke

Australia captain Michael Clarke hugs a team-mate during the funeral service for Phil Hughes in Macksville.

Clarke pays his respects

Captain Clarke pays his respects to Phil Hughes.

Clarke, one of the pallbearers

Clarke (third left), carries the coffin of Phil Hughes.

Mother's uncontrollable grief

A tearful Virginia Hughes, centre, mother of Hughes, is supported by mourners as they walk behind her son's coffin.

Father in tears

Gregory Hughes (left), father of Phil Hughes, is in tears, as he carries his son's coffin along with others.

Finch, one of the pallbearers

Pallbearers from left, Gregory Hughes, Aaron Finch, Corey Ireland and Tom Cooper carry the coffin of Hughes.

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