Sport Cricket #PutOutYourBats: cricket fans pay tribute to Hughes

#PutOutYourBats: cricket fans pay tribute to Hughes

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Cricket fans around the world have paid a moving tribute to late cricketer Phillip Hughes, placing their cricket bats outside their front door as a mark of respect.

The 25-year-old Australian all-rounder died yesterday after a bouncer to the head left him in an induced coma with severe brain injuries.

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Sydney man Paul Taylor started the hashtag #PutOutYourBats and the idea has since spread around the world, with tributes coming from places like New York, Jakarta and London.

The close-knit cricket community is reeling from the freak accident, describing Hughes’ death as a tragedy.

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