Cricketing fraternity as well as cricket fans paid their tribute to 25-year-old Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes on twitter by using hashtags #putoutyourbats.
Players and fans have posted pictures of bats as mark of respect for the Phillip. The campaign was started by a Sydney cricket fan Paul D. Taylor. In the campaign people across the world have placed a bat and cricket cap by their front door as a mark of respect to Phillip Hughes.
Phillip Hughes died on 27 November 2014, after being into induced coma. He went into induced coma on 25 November 2014 after a bouncer ball of Sean Abbott hit back of his head during a Sheffield Game at Sydney Cricket Ground in Australia.
To pay tribute to Phillips, in Australia flags flew at half-mast at Melbourne Cricket Ground and local cricket teams, and India paused to observe a minute's silence for the Australian international cricketer. Pakistan and New Zealand, called off their 27 November 2014 play in the third Test in Sharjah, and observed a minutes silence and wore black armbands in tribute when the match resumed on Friday.
Whereas, Golf's world number one Rory McIlroy, playing at the Australian Open in Sydney, had a black ribbon pinned to his cap.
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