Saturday, December 29, 2012

Mike Hussey announces retirement from international cricket

The third Test against Sri Lanka is going to be the last match for Australian batsman Mike Hussey as he has announced his retirement from international cricket. He has told Australia’s Nine Network that he has taken this decision to spend more time with his family members.
The 37-year-old Hussey has become the second experienced Australian batsman to retire in a month after former captain Ricky Ponting who called his retirement before the third Test against South Africa in Perth.
No doubt his decision to bid farewell international cricket will make the cricket fans surprise. He has announced his retirement at a time when he is at the top form of his career. He has scored three centuries in his last five Tests.
His absence will make a big problem for team Australia when they will tour to India in February and March and play back-to-back Ashes Tests in 2013.
Playing 78 Tests, he has scored 6,183 runs at an average of 51.52, including 19 centuries and 29 half-centuries. He has so far played 185 and scored 5442 at an average of 48.15. In shorter format of cricket game, he has scored 3 centuries and 39 half-centuries. He has also played 38 T20 internationals and scored 721 runs.