Cricket lovers all over the world are still coming to terms with the shocking death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes. As a tribute to the left-handed opening batsman, fans from over the world especially from Australia are putting their cricket bats against a wall as a mark of respect. #PutOutYourBats has become a trending topic on Twitter.
On November 25, 2014, Phillip was knocked unconscious by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), causing vertebral artery dissection that led to a brain hemorrhage. Hughes couldn’t recover after he underwent a surgery and passed away two days later, having failed to regain consciousness.
The cricketer became a talking point on social media soon after being hit critically by a bouncer, but left everyone completely shocked after news came in of his passing away yesterday. #PhilHughes became a trending hashtag on Twitter while Facebook saw people reacting to his sudden and harsh death.
Support also poured in from all quarters for Sean Abbott who had bowled the bouncer. He remains shattered and disturbed after the incident.
A very sad day for the world of cricket. So sorry for Phillip Hughes and his family . Spare a thought for Sean Abbott.
— Ian Botham (@BeefyBotham) November 27, 2021
As a bowler hitting a fellow teammate/player is always an unsettling thing so I cannot imagine what Sean Abbott is going through #StayStrong
— Katherine Brunt (@KBrunt26) November 27, 2021
Another huge talent was also just doing what he loved…doing his job…and is brilliant at it…..#SeanAbbott #RIPHughes — Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 27, 2021
Paul Taylor starts #PutOutYourBats
To spread more love and vibe on social media, Paul Taylor put out his bat at his front door and sent a tweet, reports Mashable. Now people across Australia and the world have joined the trending hashtag to say goodbye to a young star who would have celebrated his 26th birthday on Sunday.
#RIPPhillipHughes #putoutyourbats pic.twitter.com/qqbrtOr93A — Paul D. Taylor (@Squizabilly) November 27, 2021
Here are some of the most touching tributes to the young cricketer:
#PutOutYourBats: A very nice idea for people to pay their respects to Phillip Hughes, his family and Sean Abbott. pic.twitter.com/Xnh5XwW5Ne — cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) November 27, 2021
#putoutyourbats Remembering Hughesy. Thinking of his family and all my fellow cricketers with love. pic.twitter.com/OvgaRnChr0 — Ryan Carters (@Ryan_Carters) November 28, 2021
Our game will never be the same. RIP Philip Hughes. #putoutyourbats #408 pic.twitter.com/5nibAAmu8o — Brisbane Heat (@HeatBBL) November 28, 2021
Cricket fans around the world put out bats to pay tribute to Phillip Hughes http://t.co/ORi0jntXOJ #putoutyourbats pic.twitter.com/LeTGHSUqlg — Patrick Wright (@patawright) November 28, 2021
From the Gilly kids xxx #PutOutYourBats #RIPPhillipHughes pic.twitter.com/aeheTLw5dI — Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) November 27, 2021
What more can I say… #putoutyourbats pic.twitter.com/R8tCyzOINk — Jonathan Trott (@Trotty) November 27, 2021
Pretty special. Macksville Public School. #putoutyourbats pic.twitter.com/ifKZ24yZZx — ReadingThePlay (@ReadingThePlay) November 27, 2021
1 for each bedroom. I’ll tell my children about Philip Hughes when they’re old enough to understand #putoutyourbats pic.twitter.com/lkIMH7Muk7 — James Hubbard (@JamesHubbard113) November 27, 2021
My wife Tash just sent this to me - apparently our 7yo Liam did it while she was on the phone to me! #putoutyourbats pic.twitter.com/nYTIvJZVSU — Craig Biddiscombe (@cbidds) November 27, 2021
My 1989 Ashes bat.. Norman on security watch #RIPHughesy #putoutyourbats pic.twitter.com/8aTDRuVDyx — Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) November 27, 2021
I’m pretty sure Don wouldn’t mind #putoutyourbats pic.twitter.com/SS2OCmfXVZ — @wrigglyrodger (@wrigglyrodger) November 27, 2021
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, 2021
RIP Phillip Hughes, 63 not out forever. #putoutyourbats pic.twitter.com/06jHugy3l5
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 27, 2021
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, 2021
Pakistan with their tribute to #PhilHughes at Sharjah #PakvNZ #putoutyourbats pic.twitter.com/ObhRJzbVms
— Hemant Buch (@hemantbuch) November 28, 2021
Rest In Peace Phillip Hughes #putoutyourbats pic.twitter.com/j4FF0Ua1W2
— Viv Richards (@vivrichards56) November 28, 2021
ACB paying tribute to #PhillipHughes, He will always remain on 63* not out in our hearts #putoutyourbats . pic.twitter.com/MZHHdrXnky
— Afghan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) November 28, 2021
Google’s tribute to Phillip Hughes. #putoutyourbats pic.twitter.com/vXyeYzEzmg
— Peter Lalor (@plalor) November 28, 2021
Twitter India spreads the word for Indian cricket fans:
Cricket lovers unite. MT @CricketAus: #PutOutYourBats: Paying respect to Phillip Hughes, his family and Sean Abbott. pic.twitter.com/5om84oXJJP — Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) November 28, 2021
#putoutyourbats Simple, Touching, Impactful @therealtanuj: #putoutyourbats #63notout #RIPPhilHughes pic.twitter.com/JavM253H1T” — Parminder Singh (@parrysingh) November 27, 2021
Phil Hughes, you will always be remembered. #PutOurYourBats #PutOutYourSticks #IndianMensHockeyTeam pic.twitter.com/ryOxjA15pt
— Rupinderpal Singh (@rupinderbob3) November 28, 2021
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, 2021
RIP Phil Hughes #PutOutYourBat #CricketFamily pic.twitter.com/VxFU7M6ECH
— ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) November 28, 2021
Rip Phil Hughes #63notoutforever pic.twitter.com/6sItry71aw
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) November 28, 2021
Rest in peace Paul you left the world with a bat in hand. You will remain not out for ever.
Tears rolled out…when i saw this.. #PhilHughes 63* Forever Well done Satish Acharya @seanabbott77 pic.twitter.com/jYZs2Win7W — ROFL India (@ROFL_India) November 27, 2021
Image source: Twitter