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.