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World of Sport

27th Nov 2014

PIC: The most powerful cartoon you’ll see on the Phil Hughes tragedy

This is heartbreaking, but great

Sean Nolan

We won’t lie to you, this made us cry

The death of Phil Hughes is unspeakably tragic and as you might imagine, the sporting world is overcome with the departure of such a young man, doing what he loved.

Many of those passing on their condolonces have also made sure to make reference to the other person involved in this tragedy, bowler Sean Abbott, acknowledging that he is going through a personal torment at this time.

Nowhere is the double tragedy of this event better encapsulated than in this cartoon by Indian artist Satish Acharya.

Powerful and perfect, it is an illustrator doing what a million words cannot.