The demise of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes after a freak accident on field marked a tragic day in the world of sport.
The cricketing community has come together and there has been an outpour of tributes for the 25-year-old batsman.
A Sydney cricket fan, Paul D. Taylor tweeted a picture of his bat against the front door with the hashtag #PutOutYourBats as a tribute to Hughes.
#RIPPhillipHughes #putoutyourbats pic.twitter.com/qqbrtOr93A
— Paul D. Taylor (@Squizabilly) November 27, 2014
This hashtag is now trending on Twitter as everyone across the world is using this simple yet poignant way to pay their respects to the Australian player.
Google Australia have also honoured Hughes with a touching doodle of a bat resting against a wall.
At the Melbourne Cricket Ground, flags flew at half-mast as a symbol of mourning. Local cricket teams around Australia and India paused to observe a minute's silence for the Australian international. Former and current cricket stars and fans from all parts of the globe have shared similar pictures of their bats put out on various social media platforms as tributes.
Some of the 63 bats lining the windows of Cricket Australia's headquarters. Stay strong @seanabbott77 #PutOutYourBats pic.twitter.com/CwHOOeA1bp — cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) November 28, 2014
From the Gilly kids xxx #PutOutYourBats #RIPPhillipHughes pic.twitter.com/aeheTLw5dI — Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) November 27, 2014
Rest In Peace Phillip Hughes #putoutyourbats pic.twitter.com/j4FF0Ua1W2 — Viv Richards (@vivrichards56) November 28, 2014
My bat when I was 25. RIP Phil. #putoutyourbats pic.twitter.com/tFWYdfNxoc
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 28, 2014
The BLACKCAPS pay tribute to Phil Hughes ahead of day two of the Test #putoutyourbats #pakvnz ^CE pic.twitter.com/s0l58YlTGh
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 28, 2014
We pay our tributes to Phil Hughes. Honoured to have hosted the Champion in India #putoutyourbat #CricketFamily pic.twitter.com/a2Qpd42BkP — BCCI (@BCCI) November 28, 2014
A lone bat out the front of the SCG that reads "RIP P.Hughes 63n.o forever" #putoutyourbats pic.twitter.com/OaMev7nb0c
— Tom Steinfort (@tomsteinfort) November 27, 201
Image courtesy: Cricket Australia
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