Muralitharan is Mister Cricket not me, says Hussey
By Staff Writers | May 5, 2012
Australia'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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