Sometimes, the most unexpected things happen to you when you least expect it to. Phillip Joel Hughes was the highest run-getter in the ongoing Sheffield Shield season for South Australia and everyone finally thought the boy from Macksville had done justice to his talent.
With Michael Clarke in serious doubt to feature in the first Test, the 25-year-old was a serious contender to replace him in the team.
But in a sad turn of events, the left-hander was hit on the head by a Sean Abbott bouncer that ultimately led to his death.
As a tribute, Cricket Australia (CA) released a video showing the life and times of Hughes, his childhood, most of which he spent at his father’s banana farm, playing the game with his brother, making his debut for Australia, becoming the youngest to score a century in each innings.
But more than anything else, the video portrays what a fun-loving man Hughes was and how hard-working he was a player and how grounded he was a person.
The video is a tribute by cameraman Adam Goldfinch, who travelled extensively with the national squad.