Mr Cricket

Cricket has been the heartbeat of Mike Hussey's life since the age of 12, about the time that he found it more comfortable to bat left-handed than right. He adores the game, analyses it, researches it and respects it. Described as Bradmanesque, Hussey is the fastest batsmen ever to reach 1000 test runs, and he certainly knows a thing or two about how to put willow on leather. Since first donning the baggy green in early 2005, he has tormented opposition bowlers the world-over. Whether dashing English Ashes dreams at home or shining in one-day colours, Hussey is a batsman and cricketer of outstanding ability, versatility and class. But it wasn't always this way. Few at his first club, Perth-based Wanneroo, rated the skinny and shy teenager. Mike was terrified and doubtful himself when first picked for their A side. He knew he had to gain weight, get stronger and practise. So he did. A lot. Endless hours of training and thousands of balls later Mike was ready to step up and be counted. The rest, as they say, is history. In this, his first ever book, Mike reveals how he made the transformation from talented teenager to sporting superhero, his remarkable passion for the game and exactly what makes him such a fierce, driven competitor. Packed with jaw-dropping facts and figures and illustrated with colour and black and white photographs, Mr Cricket is the unputdownable story of Mike Hussey and the essential cricket companion for 2008.

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20cm x 13cm




Biography and Memoir , Art and Photography


Hardie Grant Books


01 November 2008


Michael Hussey

Michael Hussey was born in 1975 in Western Australia and was a relative latecomer to both the Australian team and one-day internationals and, debuting at 30 and 28 years of age in the respective formats. Prior to that he played first-class cricket for the Western Australian Warriors and for three counties in England. He also played in the Indian Premier League for the Chennai Super Kings. Michael Hussey retired from the Australian Cricket team in


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