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As a mark of respect to the deceased Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, a social media campaign #putoutyourbats has gained momentum. Started by Paul Taylor from Sydney, cricket fans from world over are pouring their tribute to Hughes by posting a picture of the bat with #putoutyourbats on their social media profiles – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Here are some of the posts that were doing the rounds: Also Read - Twitter Shows Leh as Part of China, India Warns CEO Dorsey Against Misrepresentation of Map
Hughes passed away on Thursday after the life-support system was taken off following an injury on his head. He got head at the back of his head by a bouncer from Sean Abbott in a Sheffield Shield clash between South Australia and New South Wales. He was in induced coma for over two days before eventually succumbing.
The untimely death was met with grief across the sporting world as sportsmen and fans offered their condolence. Pakistan and New Zealand, playing a Test match at Sharjah called off the day’s play as a mark of respect for Hughes. The tour game for India has also been called off. The cricketing world has united on this sad day.