A batsman in Victoria has paid a touching tribute to the late Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes by declaring his teams’ innings and sacrificed himself from breaking a long-standing record in spite of being a step away from it.

According to a report in The Courier Mail, Shaun McArthur, captain of Ballarat club side Haddon, was batting on 220 and was blazing his way to the club’s all-time batting record in a match against local rivals VRI Delacombe, but decide to retire after glancing at the scoreboard.

His teammates were stunned by his decision but realised their skipper’s move when they looked at the scoreboard. Haddon was on 408, which was Hughes’ Test number for Australia.

Incidently, there had been 63 overs bowled in that innings, which was Hughes’ was batting on 63 when he was fatally struck by a bouncer. Cricketers all over the world are paying him tributes in the best possible way.