Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays his tribute to Phil Hughes
A photograph from PM Narendra Modi's Australia visit last month, where he is seen with Australia's PM Tony Abbott, posing with the World Cup trophy at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) © Getty Images

Macksville saw over 5000 mourners in attendance for Phil Hughes’ funeral services. Apart from his family, friends, fans, team-mates, and past cricket dignitaries, also present were the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

While thousands walked across the street of Macksville, alongside Hughes’ casket, the rest of the world paid their tributes through social media and among them was the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Modi on Wednesday joined the mourning of Hughes and posted his tribute on Twitter.

Hughes, who would have turned 26 on last Sunday, died last week on Thursday after being hit on the head by a short ball during a Sheffield Shield match.