Mike Hussey: not yet ready for the challenge of becoming coach of the Team India
Updated - Jan 2, 2015 12:31 pm
Mike Hussey: not yet ready for the challenge of becoming coach of the Team India: Mike Hussey Australia’s Mr. Cricket and former international player who was until recent calm in his approach as he has been off the heat and playing for the BBL side Sydney Thunders. Is back into news following unconfirmed claims that former Indian test captain MS Dhoni (recently retired) has recommended Hussey’s name for the job of Indian cricket teams coach post the world cup 2015 when Duncan Fletcher’s contract ends.
It is also believed that the most successful Indian skipper told the BCCI that Hussey has similar work ethics and culture as former Indian coach Gary Kirsten under whom the Indian team enjoyed unprecedented success. Which would further enhance his chances of getting zeroed down for the post.
The stature MS Dhoni has in Indian cricket even if he no longer remains to be a part of the test setup is unquestionable and his proximity to the BCCI top bosses could well boost any recommendations that he might make.
When Mike Hussey was refered the same for his comments as he was on BBL duty. He maintained a modest approach and said he was not sure if he yet ready for the big job of being coach of the Indian team. The Aussie was quoted by the Sydney Morning Herald saying,
“I’m not sure if I’m really ready for that sort of challenge. Thanks, MS [Dhoni], if it’s true…but, I’m still playing!”
Hussey also maintained that his current priority is to do well with the Big Bash League (BBL) team Sydney Thunder and is putting in his energy towards doing well at in the ongoing season of the BBL. Hussey further said,
“This has been a huge motivation. To build something up…something we can be very proud of…really motivated me to join the Thunder.”