Archie Schiller gets his baggy green in Boxing Day Test
The 7-year old named Archie Schiller, who fought too many battles in life already has earned his baggy green in the Boxing Day Test against India.
Coming into the Test match, it was already announced that Archie has been made the co-captain in this Test and he accompanied Tim Paine to the coin toss on a balmy Melbourne morning.
When asked what will be the youngster’s message to his side, he said – “Hit sixes and get wickets.”
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 25, 2018
Archie was also congratulated by all the team-mate of Australia after receiving the baggy green and he went along with the team during the national anthem.
Arche’s dream was to play for Australia and it has now turned into reality. It has been made possible through Make-A-Wish Australia, which learned of Archie’s circumstances and aspirations when he prepared for his most recent operation. He has already stared down more adversity than his sporting heroes will likely know in a lifetime.
Archie was just three months old when his heart condition diagnosed weeks after his birth and he required an urgent trip from Nuriootpa in South Australia to Melbourne where he underwent urgent surgery which lasted more than 7 hours.
Six months later, he endured a second bout as specialists fought to fix the faulty valves and irregular rhythms of Archie’s bravely beating heart. When those measures showed signs of failing last December, the family ventured back to Melbourne for his third open-heart procedure and faced the reality they risked returning home without their son.
Watch the beautiful moment when captain Archie Schiller received his baggy green –