Now averaging 70, Hussey has got to be a candidate for the best batsman in the world. Here's his take on batting in India:
The 33-year-old was the first to admit that conditions in India suit his patient style of batting.
is a great place to bat and it probably suits my style to be patient. I
guess we played my style of play, the patient game of Test cricket. You
get great rewards for your shots here because the outfields are so fast
here. You just have to place the ball and you get great rewards," he
said in Bangalore on Friday.
is always good to rank them; they are all pretty special, no matter
where it is. It is particularly special to get a Test match hundred in
India which is arguably the toughest place for an Australian. So
getting a hundred and helping to put your team in a good position is
very rewarding," the left-hander added.
Nestaquin puts it this way:
While every other Australian batsman struggled, in varying degrees,
with the slow nature of the pitch on the second day, the West
Australian seemed to have all the time in the world to place his shots
to perfection. While he did score circumspectly, facing 276 deliveries,
his judgement of a run and swiftness between the wickets meant that no
Indian bowler could tie him down for any length of time.
Without Hussey’s contribution Australia would be struggling in this
Test but instead find themselves in a position that will be difficult
to lose from even though the Indian openers ended the day in fine
Of course, one shouldn't forget Zaheer's great work with the ball. Unfortunately, the contrast between him and Ishant and the spinners was all the greater on day 2.
Ottayan says that the ICL is in good shape as they start their second season. And, finally, the series isn't being shown on Doordharshan, because the Tests are not of high public interest.