His star dimmed the following summer when he suffered two of the most improbable defeats in Ashes' history. Greg Chappell resumed command. Hughes was restored when Chappell announced his intention to retire but five successive losses to the West Indies compelled that tearful resignation in 1984 after four wins in 28 Tests as captain. Banned for leading a 'rebel' tour to South Africa, where he played for Natal, his 70 Tests yielded nine centuries and 4,415 runs at an average of 37.41. Now 39, Hughes retired from first-class cricket last winter. He lives with his wife and children in Perth and works as a salesman.
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