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Outspoken BBC cricket commentator Jonathan Agnew says Australia’s cricketers have failed to honour Phillip Hughes after sledging marred the recent Test series against India.
Agnew said he was disappointed at the behaviour of players on both sides, especially following the death of Hughes.
“Michael Clarke said very clearly that Hughes’s memory would run through the team, and would be in the way they would play their cricket,” Agnew told Radio Times.
“Well, I haven’t seen evidence of that.
“I really hoped that out of this tragedy might have come some good. But the players haven’t behaved any better, and I think that’s a real disappointment.”
Hughes passed away on November 27, two days after being hit below the line of the helmet during a Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and South Australia.
Australia captain Michael Clarke delivered a heart-wrenching eulogy at Hughes’ funeral, saying: “Phillip’s spirit, which is now part of our game forever, will act as a custodian of the sport we all love.”