A fitting tribute has been conducted on social media after the death of the cricketer.
The death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes on Thursday has shocked the sporting world and there has been an outpouring of tributes to the 25-year-old.
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Hughes died after being hit with the ball during a Sheffield Shield match on Tuesday and after being put into an induced coma the batsman died two days later because of his injuries.
In a fitting tribute Twitter has started the #putoutyourbats hash-tag, which was initiated by Sydney man Paul Taylor and has since been recreated by some of the biggest names in cricket and beyond.
— Paul D. Taylor (@Squizabilly) November 27, 2014
— Lancashire CCC (@LancsCCC) November 28, 2014
— Graeme Swann (@Swannyg66) November 28, 2014
— Michael Kasprowicz (@kaspa369) November 28, 2014
— Afghan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) November 28, 2014
— BrisbaneRoar (@brisbaneroar) November 28, 2014
— Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) November 28, 2014
— Sydney Sixers (@SixersBBL) November 28, 2014
— Oliver Holt (@OllieHolt22) November 28, 2014
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) November 27, 2014
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 27, 2014
— Jonathan Trott (@Trotty) November 27, 2014
Ahead of the Test between Pakistan and New Zealand the hosts also got involved.
Even Google Australia deemed it a fitting tribute to Hughes.
— Wendy (@WendyBirdOZ) November 28, 2014