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Australian Cricketer Michael Hussey Announced Retirement from Test Cricket

Sports Current Affairs 2012. Australian veteran cricketer Michael Hussey on 29 December 2012 announced that he would retire from Test cricket after playing the final match of the series against Sri Lanka at Sydney starting on 3 January 2013...

Dec 30, 2012 13:48 IST
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Australian veteran Michael Hussey on 29 December 2012 announced that he would retire from Test cricket after playing the final match of the series against Sri Lanka at Sydney starting on 3 January 2013.

Sydney Test match is going to be the 79th and final Test in 37-year-old Hussey’s career having made his debut at 30.

However Hussey will continue playing the ODI tri-series involving Australia, West Indies and Sri Lanka which will be his last international assignment.

Michael Hussey, the senior left-hand batsman who is Known as Mr Cricket for his consistency, had a successful year 2012 with four centuries and has been in great scoring form this summer season against South Africa and Sri Lanka.

A Brief insight into Hussey’s Career

• Hussey made his Test debut at the age of 30 in the Gabba cricket ground of Brisbane on 3 November 2005, as a replacement for fellow Western Australian batsman Justin Langer in the Australia vs. West Indies series.

• Hussey has till now played 78 Tests scoring 6183 runs including 19 centuries and 29 half centuries at an impressive average of 51.52.

• Hussey  who is also the Australia’s 393rd Test Captain had a fantastic ODI record having scored 5442 runs in 185 ODIs with three hundreds and 39 half-centuries at an average of 48.15.

• He was a member of the victorious 2007 ICC World Cup squad. He also played 38 T20 Internationals.

• He had played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 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 425000 dollars.

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