ABC News Australia – The sight of D’Arcy Short hitting sixes with ease is something Australian cricket fans have become accustomed to in recent months.
- But the road to this point has been long, with a 19-year-old Short moving to Perth from Darwin to pursue a career in cricket, but ending up barely able to get a game for Western Australia.
- After playing his first state one-day game in December 2011, Short managed just 19 matches for Western Australia and 25 T20 matches in the following six years.
- Several years ago, Short was at a cross-roads in his career, on tour with the Australian Indigenous side, but unable to force his way into the WA side.
- A phone call to Justin Langer changed the course of Short’s career.
- “Greg Shipperd has rung me, and if Greg Shipperd rings me, I have to give you a chance,” Langer said to Short.