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#PutOutYourBats: The Moving Twitter Tribute To Australian Cricketer Phil Hughes

#PutOutYourBats: The Moving Twitter Tribute To Australian Cricketer Phil Hughes
By Conor O'Leary

Phillip Hughes was the next big thing in Australian cricket. He was on his way to being a superstar in the world of cricket, and quite possibly, the name that non cricket fans would know.

The 25 year old was a precocious talent with huge hope for the future. Earlier this year he broke the Australian record for a score at A Level, notching up 202. He was continually not selected for Australia, which lead to numerous calls for his inclusion, which can really give you a sense of how special a talent he was. Read more from The Guardian, ABC Australia and The Roar to really understand what he was about to become.

Deaths are always hard to take and there is no blame to be put at the door of the bowler Sean Abbott. It's merely a tragic case of taken before his time.

This is why one simple cricket fan's tribute has been copied and shared throughout the world. Not just in Australia, not just in the cricket community, but globally.

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The #PutOutYourBats hashtag is a testament to what could have been, and has been described by Paul Taylor, the one who started it all as a way to remember Philip Hughes. It's an incredibly moving tribute that has

 

 

 

 

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