Michael Clarke still chokes up when talking about late Phil Hughes © Getty Images
Michael Clarke still chokes up when talking about late Phil Hughes © Getty Images

Sydney: Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke has termed the tragic demise of his ‘little brother’ Phillip Hughes as the ‘lowest’ phase of his career, saying that he still gets choked up when he talks about the late cricketer. Michael Clarke delivers emotional eulogy for little brother Phil Hughes

Hughes passed away in November after being struck in the neck by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield match at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), which resulted in a massive outpouring of grief.

Clarke, who led Australia to their fifth World Cup title, said that demise of Hughes was the lowest phase of his career, adding that he had never felt that devastated and sad with the passing of his former team mate, News.com.au reported.

The veteran captain, who announced his retirement from the shorter-format of the game following the conclusion of the World Cup, also said that he just finds it hard talking too much about it as it is about Hughes’ legacy and achievements.

Clarke also said that the Hughes family deserves so much credit, admitting that his goal is to help them in any way possible and he would love to continue to find ways to help support them.