The game of cricket has given its fans memories galore – moments to look back with great delight and nostalgia. But, in all its glory, there comes along some days that have an extremely sombre connotation. November 27 is one such day that will forever be remembered as one where a batsman in his peak will forever remain not out on 63.

Four years ago today, tragedy befell the cricketing circle as Australian national player Phil Hughes passed over to the other side after coming second best to a severe blood clot in his brain.

Hughes was struck by a quick bouncer on the side of his neck while batting for Sydney in a domestic game. He immediately collapsed to the ground and 24 hours later, he would be declared no more.

Phil Hughes
Hughes will forever remain unbeaten on 63.Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

The impact Hughes had on his colleagues was very evident with the outpour of emotions following the incident where the players and especially then captain Michael Clarke, choked in their own tears every time they had to address the public.

"I don't know about you but I keep looking for him. I know it's crazy but I expect any minute to take a call from him. I walked to the middle of the SCG on Thursday night. Those same blades of grass beneath my feet where he and I and so many of his mates here today have built partnerships, taken chances and lived out the dreams we have painted in our heads as boys. And it's now forever the place he fell," the words of Clarke at Hughes' funeral still strike a nerve.

On this very emotional day, four years later, the Australian fraternity have come out with very moving messages for the universally loved cricketer.

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Thinking of you today Hugh. #408

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You will always look good Phil. 

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Always in our thoughts, we miss you bruz. #408

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Phillip Joel Hughes - he was 25 then; he is immortal now!