Muralitharan is Mister Cricket not me, says Hussey

By Staff Writers | May 5, 2012

Muttiah MuralidaranAustralia's Michael Hussey, who has earned the nickname 'Mr Cricket', said that he is not worthy of the tag and that he felt Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan was more deserving of the title.

The nickname, which was reportedly coined by rival English cricketers because of Hussey's passion for the sport, has been used in television commercials in Australia featuring the 36-year-old.

"I'm not a big fan of it, actually, because I feel that there are several cricketers out there who play the game better than I do," Hussey told reporters in India.

"In my opinion, Muttiah Muralitharan is the real Mr Cricket because of the way he approaches the sport."

Muralitharan retired from all forms of international cricket at the end of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and is currently the highest wicket taker in Test and ODI cricket. Like Hussey, the legendary off-spinner too is presently in India playing in the Indian Premier League.

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Thank you for being so so humble hussey :)

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I can not remember a single incident that these Hussey guys (david and michael) have behaved badly during a game of cricket. Also the cricket shots Mike plays are very beautiful and elegant to watch, and reminds me the former Aussie cricketer Damien Martyn who was always a treat to watch during his playing time...So Michael is one of the few foreign cricketers I really admire and these humble words about our Murali proved once again that Mike Hussey deserves the nickname "Mr.Cricket" because there are only few cricketers deserve to be called as "Mr." these days.

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