Mr. Cricket, that’s what his fans call him! Michael Edward Killeen Hussey is the former Australian test cricketer. He is the elder brother of David Hussey, who is also a famous cricketer. Michael was late to join one-day internationals and test crickets for the Australian team. He made his debut when he was 28 years old and started playing test cricket when he was 30 years old.
Though he started late he became famous internationally and become one of the top ODI batsmen in the world in 2006. He played amazing shots as a vice-captain as well of the Western Warriors in Australia and made a total of 6471 runs in his career with Western Warriors. He ranked 8th in the State’s run-makers in the Sheffield Shield.
He further moved to England in July 2001 and played and scored 329 at Wantage Road. In 2003 he played against Somerset at Taunton where he scored 331 and remained not out. This broke his own record which he scored in Northamptonshire.
Michael Hussey Net Worth
Mike Hussey’s total net worth weighs $10 Million US dollars as of 2017 and income per month was approximate $200,000 and annual income amounted $2 Million
He played his first international match for Australia in 2005 and he played so beautifully that he was selected for the ICC World Cup XI in 2007. He turned out to be the fastest player to reach 1000 runs and fastest player to make into the ICC Top ten rankings.
Mike was the captain for Australia in a test series but lost 3-0 due to the hostile conditions. He was part of two T20 World cups where he scored 60 runs off 24 balls against Pakistan. His six hits to Saeed Ajmal were very entertaining, which is still remembered by his fans. He was awarded the Man of the match in the 2011 tour (3 test series) of Sri Lanka, where he scored 95 & 15 in the first test. In the next match, he made 142 and also took two wickets which included a major one i.e Kumar Sangakkara. In the second match also he was awarded the Man of the Match award. In the third match, he scored 118 in the 1st innings itself
The IPL contracts increase the net worth of many cricketers. They loved the attention and fan following which was received in India. Mike played for Chennai Super Kings and scored a century in the match against Kings XI Punjab. He went to become the highest run-getter in IPL that season. However, due to his national duties, he was unable to play the second season of the IPL.
During the 2011 IPL season, he went to become the 5th highest run getter in all the matches. He played and scored 492 runs for a total of 14 innings. His highest score was 81 not out against the RCB. He also scored four half-centuries and was awarded three men of the matches during the season. He was unstoppable during all these matches with his excellent techniques which gave him the name Mr. Cricket amongst his fans
The irony is that he was a great batsman in Test series as well as One-day matches, whereas his brother never played in the Test series and scored great runs in Twenty20 and one-day internationals for Australia
Hussey is married to Amy Hussey and together the couple has four children. He lives a beautiful marriage. Everyone knows his brother David also followed his steps to become one of the greatest cricketers in the World. Also, his father was an athletics coach. Hussey before entering cricket pursued to become a science teacher, but destiny had something else for him in the store. He is a die-hard fan of the Manchester United team and this is mainly due to his dad. Post his school in Whitford Catholic Primary School he won the scholarship to the Australian Cricket Academy, where he met his colleagues and contemporaries Brett Lee and Jason Gillespie
Hussey is said to have encyclopedic knowledge about cricket. He was also named as a reliable finisher in the ODI matches. He announced his retirement on 29th December 2012 post the New Year Test against Sri Lanka. It was a shock and surprise for all. He gave the reason being his young family and he hated to live a life in a suitcase for long periods.