If you’re thinking of reading Mike Hussey’s autobiography, you’d better HOLD ON TIGHT.
Published excerpts reveal that after his final Test, the team were all going to have a boat party, but that Hussey didn’t want to go because his children wouldn’t have been allowed. Apparently some players wanted to stay with Hussey at the hotel and some wanted to go on the boat.
But brace yourself, THERE’S MORE.
Another rip-roaring anecdote surrounds the time when Simon Katich grabbed Michael Clarke by the throat. Hussey was right there and offers some real insight.
“I thought, what the hell is going on? This had come out of nowhere.”
He then details the aftermath, which involves him phoning Clarke who said it was nothing to do with Hussey really.
Hussey also doesn’t know what a coincidence is. Andrew McDonald had not ‘coincidentally replaced Andrew Symonds’ in the team. Symonds’ absence and McDonald’s presence were very much linked. McDonald is mentioned for his spectacularly memorable ice-breaking punchline after the Clarke-Katich thing. It’s towards the end of this article. We won’t spoil it for you.