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Michael Hussey : biography

27 May 1975 –

Michael Edward Killeen Hussey (born 27 May 1975) also known as Mike Hussey is a former Australian Test cricketer. Hussey is also widely known by his nickname Mr Cricket. Hussey was a relative latecomer to both the one-day international and Test Australian teams, debuting at 28 and 30 years of age in the respective formats, with 15,313 first-class runs before making his Test debut. However, he has had a highly successful international career, being the top-ranked ODI batsman in the world in 2006. He plays first-class cricket as vice-captain of the Western Warriors in Australia and has played for three counties in England. He also plays in the Indian Premier League for the Chennai Super Kings, although he opted out of the 2009 season. He was retained by Chennai Super Kings in the 2011–2012 season of Indian Premier League for $425,000 at auctions held in January 2011. Michael Hussey announced his retirement from international cricket on 29 December 2012, motivated by the desire to spend more time with his family. His last international Test appearance was the third Test against Sri Lanka at the SCG, in January 2013.

Personal life

Hussey is married to Amy and has four children. His father is a former athletics coach and his younger brother, David, is also a professional cricketer who plays for Victoria, Nottinghamshire, Kings XI Punjab and Australia. Prior to his entry into first-class cricket, Hussey studied to become a science teacher. He is also a fan of Manchester United. BBC News (2002-06-25). Retrieved on 2011-01-12. due to his dad. Hussey attended Whitford Catholic Primary School in his early years and later attended Prendiville Catholic College in the northern suburbs of Perth. After finishing school he won a scholarship to the Australian Cricket Academy, where his contemporaries included Brett Lee and Jason Gillespie.

"Mr Cricket"

Hussey has the nickname Mr Cricket, due to his encyclopaedic knowledge of his sport. He has repeatedly stated that he dislikes the nickname finding it "a bit embarrassing"., Cricinfo, Retrieved on 22 January 2008 England rival Andrew Flintoff and Graeme Swann’s brother Alec were reportedly responsible for coining it., The Roar, Retrieved on 26 November 2009 The soubriquet appeared on the back of his shirt in the Twenty20 international against South Africa in 2006, in which all the players displayed their nicknames. During the 2007 Twenty20 against England, however, he was seen with Huss on his shirt instead, further suggesting he is fed up with the tag Mr Cricket. Nevertheless, the nickname features prominently in his television ads for the national real estate chain L.J. Hooker.

Retirement

He announced his retirement from international cricket after the 2012 Boxing Day Test at Melbourne. His last Test appearance was the New Year’s fixture against Sri Lanka at the SCG, starting on 3 January 2013. He planned to play out the rest of the Australian summer in limited overs cricket but was surprisingly dropped with Australian selectors planning for the 2015 world cup and to give Phillip Hughes and Usman Khawaja an opportunity at ODI level.Brettig, Daniel. (6 January 2013). "", ESPN cricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2013. Hussey explained that his motivation for his retirement was to spend more time with his family. Hussey also delayed his announcement until before the Sydney test in 2013, fearing the he would had been dropped before the Australian summer season was over

International centuries

Test Cricket

Michael Hussey’s Test Centuries.
Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year
[1] 137 2 West Indies}} Hobart, Australia Bellerive Oval 2005
[2] 133* 3 West Indies}} Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Oval 2005
[3] 122 5 ZAF}} Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 2005
[4] 182 11 BAN}} Chittagong, Bangladesh Chittagong Divisional Stadium 2006
[5] 103 14 ENG}} Perth, Australia The WACA 2006
[6] 133 17 SRI}} Brisbane, Australia The Gabba 2007
[7] 132 18 SRI}} Hobart, Australia Bellerive Oval 2007
[8] 145* 20 IND}} Sydney, Australia Sydney Cricket Ground 2008
[9] 146 27 IND}} Bangalore, India M. Chinnaswamy Stadium 2008
[10] 121 42 ENG}} London, England The Oval 2009
[11] 134* 47 PAK}} Sydney, Australia Sydney Cricket Ground 2010
[12] 195 55 ENG}} Brisbane, Australia The Gabba 2010
[13] 116 57 ENG}} Perth, Australia The WACA 2010
[14] 142 61 SRI}} Kandy, Sri Lanka Pallekele International Cricket Stadium 2011
[15] 118 62 SRI}} Colombo, Sri Lanka Sinhalese Sports Club Ground 2011
[16] 150* 68 IND}} Sydney, Australia Sydney Cricket Ground 2012
[17] 100 74 ZAF}} Brisbane, Australia The Gabba 2012
[18] 103 75 ZAF}} Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Oval 2012
[19] 115* 77 SRI}} Hobart, Australia Bellerive Oval 2012