'Mr Cricket = efficiency, excellence, adaptability'

The cricket world reacts to Michael Hussey announcing his retirement

ESPNcricinfo staff

December 29, 2012

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Michael Hussey works the ball behind square, Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 1st day, November 22, 2012
'A true winner that worked as hard as anyone' © Getty Images
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"Mr Cricket = efficiency, excellence, adaptability, modesty, passion, team man, Aussie + singer of Southern Cross. Well Played."
Damien Fleming, the former Australia fast bowler

"Mike's career was all the more remarkable because he was forced to wait until he was 30 and had scored over 10,000 first-class runs before he had the opportunity to wear the baggy green. If anyone ever earned the right to play for Australia it was Mike Hussey, and given the chance he made the most of it. Now he goes out on top, leaving the game on his own terms."
Australia captain Michael Clarke

"Huss, all the best pal! You deserve a strong send off at the SCG. Finish with a win!"
Jason Gillespie, the former Australia bowler

"Congrats Michael Hussey, an outstanding career, a true winner that worked as hard as anyone I've had the pleasure to play with or coach."
Tom Moody, the former Australia allrounder

"Was shocked when Huss told me of his decision. He will retire a champion."
Australia coach Mickey Arthur

"Privileged to have played with Huss back in 2005. Changed Durham as a club! Professional, determined and a huge run-scorer. PS: a nightmare to play against."
England bowler Graham Onions

"I can't believe Mike Hussey has retired from International cricket. A seriously tough competitor with an amazing record. Congratulations."
Former England allrounder Paul Collingwood

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Posted by 123cric on (January 1, 2013, 5:28 GMT)

A true champion who put up hard yards at domestic levels. 10 K plus first class runs and then wearing the baggy green shows the solid foundation of Aussie domestic structure and the quality in the ranks. A man with grit and determination who did well in all the three formats. Adieu Mr Cricket- Cricket will miss your whole hearted commitment, tenacity and the old school gentleman approach. A coaching assignment for Team India give it a thought.

Posted by meeyan on (December 31, 2012, 23:41 GMT)

adios, Mr. Cricket. You will be remembered.

Posted by   on (December 31, 2012, 19:59 GMT)

Dear Bangladeshi fans. Let's be clear of 1 thing, pull your head out of your arses. Your team is NO WHERE near even a county team from England, let alone competing with the likes of Pakistan or any other test team for that matter. You have been battered and battered and battered again for the past 13 years, while we hear the word "Improvement" all the time. Apart from 1 (ONE!!!!!!) match in 1999 WC, what do you have to show against Pakistan? Yes Pakistan is not safe for touring, but that cannot be a surprise factor for BCB - AFTER they had made a commitment. I want to see 1 team, any team in the world, being half as good as Pakistan, while not being able to play on homesoil! ECB may be the father figure of cricket and BCCI maybe the financial power house, but it's Pakistan cricket which is entertaining millions of cricket fans across the globe.

Posted by   on (December 31, 2012, 9:51 GMT)

I just can't imagine cricket with Mike Hussey. He was the sole reason i would watch cricket...Gonna really miss his superb cover drives and pull shots....There is a lesson to be learnt for every young cricketer from HUssey which is to never give up...The kind of work ethic the guy has and the phenomenal team spirit can't be matched...You are a legend Mike and you deserve a good rest for all your service not only to Australia but to the the game of cricket. Can't find a better human being in this world as well which is why he's my idol...Very sad indeed to see him go :(

Posted by   on (December 31, 2012, 9:19 GMT)

Mike hussey the crisis man for australlia. aussie cricket will miss you a lot

Posted by nirmalzz on (December 31, 2012, 6:17 GMT)

I am a hardcore Indian cricket fan, but I m saluting Aussie cricketers' retirement thinking.. They choose to retire, when they r on top and making runs/taking wickets.. Taylor, Waugh brothers, Mcgrath, Warne, Hayden, Gilchrist, Ponting and now HUSSEY.. GREAT..

Posted by matchfixerpkn on (December 31, 2012, 5:53 GMT)

unlucky to born at wrong time ... if he is 21 now...may be captaining australia and may be after 15 year in list of another greatest player with some records in his own name which are unbreakable ..

Posted by   on (December 31, 2012, 4:07 GMT)

Good Bye Mr.Cricket.. You are a great ambassador of this game in all formats..Cant forget ur cheer ups and smiling face on field..Respect

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