The twitter tribute to tragic cricketer, Phillip Hughes

The death of Phillip Hughes has left the cricket world shocked and tributes poured in from around the globe.

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.

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#putoutyourbats missing my little mate so much!! I wish I can wake up from this bad dream. Once again not out on the cricket field and forever #63notout love you BRAZ!!

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#RIPHughesy. #Putoutyourbat

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Google Australia also joined in.

We’ll leave it to the man who started it to explain the thinking behind it.


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