After retaining MS Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings name Michael Hussey as batting coach
It is exciting to have CSK back in the competition and I am sure the fans are very happy to have their team back on the field, said Hussey.
Chennai: Making a comeback to the Indian Premier League after a two-year suspension in the wake of spot-fixing saga, Chennai Super Kings are making sure they retain the “core” of the team. After announcing the retention of MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja on Thursday, the two-time IPL champions have brought back Michael Hussey to the core; this time as a batting coach.
The Chennai-based IPL team, on Saturday, confirmed Hussey’s appointment. The former Australian cricketer, who is known as Mr. Cricket, is the third highest run-getter for CSK with 1768 runs, only behind Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni.
“I am really excited about returning to the Chennai Super Kings in a coaching capacity and working with the players to help them get the best out of themselves and also help to bring success to this great franchise,” said Hussey in a media release issued by CSK.
“I have so many great memories as a player and have made many wonderful friends in Chennai and now I am excited about giving back to the franchise in trying to help the next generation of CSK players,” added Hussey.
“It is exciting to have CSK back in the competition and I am sure the fans are very happy to have their team back on the field,” concluded the 42-year-old Hussey, who won the Orange Cap for most runs in IPL 2013.
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