David Warner dedicates his latest Test century to the late Phillip Hughes

Hughes died over three years ago, after being injured in a match

BY Daniel Kelly 14:40 Tuesday 3 January 2017, 14:40 3 Jan 2017

David Warner. Picture by Nick Potts PA Archive/PA Images

The tragic death of Phillip Hughes in 2014 continues to leave a shadow over Australian sport.

Hughes, who was a batsman for Australia, died in hospital after being injured by a ball at the Sydney Cricket Ground in a domestic match. He died as a result of his injuries, three days before his 26th birthday.

One of Hughes' best friends in the Australian team was David Warner. The batsman is one of the best in the World, and he continues to honour Hughes when playing.

On Tuesday morning, Warner scored a century before lunch on the opening day of the Test match against Pakistan. It's the third time in three matches he has scored a century in Sydney since Hughes died. 

Speaking after the match, Warner admitted that Hughes continues to be in his thoughts every time he plays, especially in Sydney.

"I've said before, every time I walk out here we've got our little mate walking with us. It's always in the back of my mind when I walk out here, that he's with me."

"I always think he's at the other end with me, so every time I score runs here or score a hundred, it's always for him."

Warner's century was the first scored in Australia before lunch on the opening day of a Test match. He is only the fifth player in the history of the game to achieve the feat.

Despite his achievement, the death of Hughes will continue to motivate Warner for the rest of his career. 


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