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Mumbai : Former Australian cricketer and current Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batting coach Michael Hussey has revealed that he was so impressed with the batting great Allan Border that he switched from being a natural right-hander to a left-hander. -Hander during his early days.

Hussey, who played 79 Tests and scored over 6,200 runs at a healthy average of 51.52, has a long association with CSK as a player and then as a batting coach. He reversed the fortunes of the Chennai franchise in 2010, which eventually won the title that year. In January 2018, he was appointed as the batting coach of CSK.

Revealing an interesting story from right-handed batsman to left-handed batsman, 46-year-old Hussey said, “My cricketing hero was Allan Border, who is a left-handed batsman from Australia, and I will give you a funny little story. I can hear By the time I was eight or nine, I was a right-handed batsman. But, I loved Allan Border so much that I became a left-handed batsman like Allan Border.

“I loved the way he played his cricket, he was tough, he never lost his wicket, he worked very hard, played with a lot of passion, so he was definitely my hero growing up. ,

Thanks to the switch, Hussey eventually played 79 Tests, 185 ODIs and 38 T20Is for Australia and scored over 12,000 runs in international cricket. He also played 64 T20Is for Chennai Super Kings scoring 2,213 runs.

Hussey also spoke about the coaching philosophy of CSK.

“…we are all equal, and we try and treat everyone equally. Whether you are Jadeja, or MS Dhoni or Deepak, or you are the 25th player in the team, you know we try to treat everyone equally, we try and treat everyone with respect, And the goal is to strive to make every player better. Improve him as a cricketer, but also try and help him improve as people and characters. And, I think we’re doing a good job if we can do that and everyone can try and help each other.”

 

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