Cricket fans and player across the world are continuing to pay tribute to Phillip Hughes by using #putoutyourbats on Twitter to remember the former Australian batsman, who tragically died on Thursday.
Tributes came from the likes of former England spinner Graeme Swann, West Indies great Sir Viv Richards and cricket fan Piers Morgan, but the most fitting tribute came from Hughes' Australian team-mates and national team.
Cricket Australia placed 63 bats in the window of its Melbourne offices, one for each run he scored in his final innings in the Sheffield Shield match between Hughes' South Australia and New South Wales.
The movement started spontaneously but has been traced back to Paul Taylor, a cricket fan from Sydney, who posted a picture of his bat leant against a wall with a cap on the handle and the hashtag #putoutyourbats.
Phillip Hughes: Career in pictures
Phillip Hughes: Career in pictures
1/7 Phil Hughes
Hughes burst onto the international scene by scoring 115 and 160 against South Africa in just his second Test
2/7 Phil Hughes
Hughes, playing here in a tour match against Sussex, is well known to English fans after spells with Hampshire, Middlesex and Worcestershire
3/7 Phil Hughes
In last summer's Ashes series Hughes scored 81* at Trent Bridge as part of a 10th wicket partnership of 163 with the debutant Ashton Agar
4/7 Phil Hughes
Hughes's most recent Test outing was the Lords test of the 2013 Ashes series
5/7 Phil Hughes
Hughes has scored 1535 runs in 26 Test appearances at an average of 32.65
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Despite making his Test debut in 2009 Hughes is still just 25 - he has played 114 First Class matches and scored 26 centuries
7/7 Phil Hughes
Although he has been absent from the Test line-up, Hughes recently regained his place in the One Day side for series against Pakistan and South Africa
Taylor posted: "Fans put their bats out in tribute to Australian cricket star Phillip Hughes following his tragic death aged 25"
It quickly swept across the social media site, with the image resonating with cricketers of all standards as a sign of preparing for the day's play ahead.
Swann took to his Twitter account to say: "I used this bat at Lord's in 2010 against the West Indies and made 63* #putyourbatsout."
Morgan tweeted: "RIP Phillip Hughes, 63 not out forever. #putoutyourbats."
Steve Smith, one of Hughes' Australian team-mates, said: "#putoutyourbats missing the little fella #408forever".
408 stands for Hughes' selection number for his country, as he became the 408th player to represent Australia when he made his Test debut against South Africa in February 2009.
Another of Hughes' team-mates, David Warner, was on the pitch representing New South Wales when he was hit by a bouncer from Sean Abbott, resulting in a vertebral artery dissection which caused Hughes to suffer massive bleeding on the brain.
Warner posted: "#putoutyourbats missing my little mate so much!! I wish I can wake up from this bad dream. Once again not out on the cricket field and forever #63notout love you BRAZ!!"
Expert medical care enabled Hughes to be transferred immediately to St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney where he underwent an operation, but he was pronounced dead two days later in an announcement that has shocked and stunned the world over.
In Sharjah, all 11 bats belonging to the Pakistan players were placed outside the dressing room with their caps on the handles ahead o the resumption of the Third Test against New Zealand, which had been postponed yesterday as a mark of respect to Hughes.Reuse content