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Underneath the Southern Cross [Kindle Edition]

Michael Hussey
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As I was about to make my Test debut Shane Warne said to me: ‘Huss, you’re good enough to be here, you don’t have to prove anything to any of us. Just go and play your way and you can’t fail, mate.’

At the end of Michael Hussey’s tenth summer in first-class cricket – at age 30 – he was finally in the Test team. And almost everything in his first six matches had gone his way: Australia had won two series, and Hussey had already scored three hundreds. For so long his dream had been to play for Australia, but once there, he realised it was only the beginning and that there would be many more milestones to achieve. Michael Hussey is one of the most-loved Australian cricketers to have worn the baggy green. Underneath the Southern Cross details his journey from his childhood to the highs and lows of an extraordinary international cricket career playing alongside many of Australia’s star players. This is the personal account of a man whose hard work was rewarded with accolades at the highest level of international cricket. It will resonate with cricket lovers worldwide.

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Michael Hussey was born in 1975 in Western Australia and was a relative latecomer to both the Australian team and one-day internationals and, debuting at 30 and 28 years of age in the respective formats. Prior to that he played first-class cricket for the Western Australian Warriors and for three counties in England. He has also played in the Indian Premier League for the Chennai Super Kings. Michael Hussey retired from the Australian Cricket team in January 2013.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 36695 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Hardie Grant Books (1 Oct. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FAM42HK
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #96,768 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but nothing new 28 Nov. 2013
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I enjoyed the book and found it easy to read. The book is interesting to a point but I feel there could have been more revelation from a truly world class cricketer. The booked seemed to gloss over what could have been quite interesting sections.

All in all the book was a good read but compared to the books written by other ex-players, Gilchrist, Waugh and Atherton in particular, it lacked a depth that could have made it an essential for any cricket fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 2 Jun. 2015
By twtp42
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A superb book by a superb cricketer. Mike Hussey was the most likeable Australian in a belligerent team and one of their best ever batsmen. A must read for all cricket lovers
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book by Mr. Cricket 8 Oct. 2013
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This is a strong follow up to his first book (Mr. Cricket: Driven to Succeed) with a good balance between his first-class and international career. Unlike the first one which gave an excellent insight into his training regimen and his will to succeed, this book is more focused on his career trajectory and his - and also Australia's - tours and performances. He's not as unflappable as we may imagine and the book does well to cover his mental challenges. If you liked the first book, you'll love this one. In either case, get this book to understand what made Michael Hussey Mr. Cricket.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Hussey didn't bare it all 10 May 2014
By Kgopiso Cele - Published on
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I enjoyed the book , it was an easy read. However I feel that Michael Hussey was very conservative about the dressing room issues....! When a Cricketer writes a book , I expect him to bare it all. He was tipsy toeing around issues which were burning @ that time ....! eg The Mickey Arthur debacle...!

I feel he was afraid to offend people .....!

I will recommend it to people, because it gives you the chance to understand the life of a cricketer ....! It makes you understand how stressful life can be as a cricketer ...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Integrity Personified 17 Dec. 2013
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Not a bad read from a seemingly very humble and honest bloke. Simple but effective..much like his batting. Recommend it to lovers of cricket.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An incredible read 25 Nov. 2013
By Ben Cobussen - Published on
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I'm not a huge cricket fan but what I loved about this book is the insight I gained into Mike Hussey as a person. I can only imagine that it is an even more amazing read to those huge cricket fans out there
5.0 out of 5 stars At last a likeable cricketer 14 Jun. 2014
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This is a very readable biography in which a really nice guy describes the long road to the top of his sport, the problems he found when he got there, and his ability to decide when, and under what conditions, he left. He tells us a lot about his family and this adds to, rather than distracts the reader from, the sense of truthful and balanced reporting that pervades his story. He also manages to tell us about his life without having a consistently bad word for anyone.I note with pleasure that he was always a credit to his country, particularly in the subcontinent. Long may Michael Hussey carry the title "Mr Cricket'; we will be lucky if a more deserving person claims it in our lifetimes.
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