Following his sibling Michael Hussey, David Hussey also adopted his passion for cricket and made it his career as well. His full name is David John Hussey and is born on July 15th, 1977 in Western Australia. He is an Australian cricketer, right-hand batsman, and a right arm bowler. He turned out to be more talented than his elder brother as well.
Like his brother, he also had to prove a lot of runs under his credit in Australia before getting selected by the national selectors. He stunned the selectors by scoring 212 in a domestic cricket match for the Victoria Bushrangers. Once he had gained their confidence, he was finally chosen for the ODI series against West Indies in the year 2008.
In that year, he was also selected and debuted for Twenty20 international cricket in India. At the Indian Premier League, he was auctioned for $625,000 by Kolkata Knight Riders’ team owned by Shah Rukh Khan. This sum was more than the amount offered to his brother Michael Hussey and even Ricky Ponting.
Following the next years, he was a prime member of the Australian Twenty20 cricket team and ODI seasons. He has played 69 one days and 39 Twenty20 international matches for Australia
David Hussey Net Worth
Currently, David Hussey has a net worth of approximately $6 Million US dollars in 2017. His net worth increased post he signed contracts with IPL franchises and English Country Clubs. In 2013 he earned a total sum of $2 million.
During his one-day internationals in 2004, he scored his century against the West Indies. During his first Twenty20 for Australia against India, he did not get a chance to bat but did take a wicket and a catch as well. His international career continued for ODI tour and made a 50 partnership with his brother Michael on 4 July 2008 which was against West Indies. In his fifth ODI, he made a new record by striking 50 in just 19 balls for Australia.
Hussey scored 111 in 87 balls in the ODI match against Scotland on 28th August 2009. He represented Australia in various Twenty20 international matches during 2010 and played less ODI matches. Though he has a fine and an exemplary record of average 55.27 by the end of the 2011 season, he has never been selected to play in Test matches for Australia. He also took two wickets and gave 42 runs in six overs with his ball against England’s innings. He scored the third most runs in 2011-12 making 439 runs at an average 54.88.
Hussey started his IPL career with Kolkata Knight Riders with a contract of $625,000. He was the man of the man against Deccan Charges after scoring 38 to win the match for his team. He scored totaled 319 runs. In the fourth season, he was auctioned for the highest price as compared to other Australian players and was hired by Kings XI Punjab in the US $1.4 million. He is the second most expensive overseas cricketer after Jayawardene.
In 2014 he was contracted by Chennai Super Kings and replaced Dwayne Bravo who injured during that time. His assets increased after playing for IPL matches and signing contracts for the teams.
Hussey was not part of many controversies during his tenure in Cricket. However, the controversy around ‘obstructing the field’, against a match with India, refused to die down. This happened in Sydney when non-striker Hussey responded to his partner’s call, but as he was completing the run, the Aussie put his right hand out to stop the ball from hitting him.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni appealed for an obstructing the field dismissal, which is allowed under the ICC rules. However, the umpires Billy Bowden and Simon Taufel refused the matter to the third umpire and decided in favor of Hussey giving him a not-out.
David married his wife Kristy Hussey on May 23rd, 2010 and is been having a lovely marriage. He loves watching Major League Baseball and watches the games on ESPN as much as possible whenever he has the time
He retired from the game in 2015 and ended his 12-year career with cricket. He received a touching tribute and farewell at the Cricket Victoria end of season awards for his years of service. He wanted no fanfare after announcing his retirement at the Bushrangers’ awards night. He volunteered to be a part-time coach at Bushrangers and would pursue the option of being a coach as he loves helping younger boys in cricket. His aim is to “Go out and have no fear and take the game on. Aim high and why not try to score 500 runs in a day”.