The death of Phillip Hughes has left the cricket world shocked and tributes poured in from around the globe.
Shocked and saddened by the news of Phil Hughes. Horrible day for cricket. RIP Phil and may your family gain the strength to cope.— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 27, 2014
Cricketers have come together to rally around the Hughes family and everyone who knew or played with Hughes, as well as the bowler Sean Abbott.
A simple gesture is being used to express the grief that many are feeling for someone who died playing a sport that he loved and many millions around the world enjoy watching and playing.
Paul Taylor, a cricket fan from Sydney, started it.
#PutOutYourBatsis something that every cricketer of every kind can relate to.
Hughes, the 408th man to play Test cricket for Australia, was renowned for his love of the game. He was 63 not out when he was hit during a match between South Australia and New South Wales.
— Ronnie Hotdogs (@Atomic_Moog) November 28, 2014
Google Australia also joined in.
We’ll leave it to the man who started it to explain the thinking behind it.
...their respects to Phillip Hughes. We've all played cricket in one way or other. Backyard or beach cricket, no matter what level...— Paul D. Taylor (@Squizabilly) November 27, 2014
....we've all grown up with a bat and ball. This is our way to connect and show our sadness. Thoughts also must go to Sean Abbott. Thank you— Paul D. Taylor (@Squizabilly) November 27, 2014
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