Cricket

Former Australia batsman Mike Hussey picks Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and Virender Sehwag in 'Best of Enemies' XI

Former Australian batsman Mike Hussey on Wednesday picked the Indian trio of swashbuckling former opener Virender Sehwag, the legendary Sachin Tendulkar and current skipper Virat Kohli in his 'Best Enemies XI' in Test cricket.

Former Australia batsman Mike Hussey picks Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and Virender Sehwag in 'Best of Enemies' XI

Sydney: Former Australian batsman Mike Hussey on Wednesday picked the Indian trio of swashbuckling former opener Virender Sehwag, the legendary Sachin Tendulkar and current skipper Virat Kohli in his 'Best Enemies XI' in Test cricket.

File photo of Michael Hussey. AFP

File photo of Michael Hussey. AFP

Hussey, who played Test cricket for Australia from 2005 to 2013, picked the Best XI of opponents he has played against in Test cricket on "The Unplayable Podcast".

The 44-year-old named Sehwag, known for his explosive batting, and former South African captain Graeme Smith as openers in the strong batting line-up which also includes the likes of Brian Lara, Tendulkar, Kohli, Jacques Kallis and Kumar Sangakkara.

Hussey picked Tendulkar and Kohli to bat at number four and five respectively.

South Africans Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, English pacer James Anderson and spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan made for the bowling attack.

 

The Australian said it was difficult for him to leave out former Chennai Super Kings teammate MS Dhoni. He justified his decision, stating that the dasher from Ranchi was pipped by Sangakkara based on the impact in the longest format of the game.

"I wrestled with this one between Kumar Sangakkara, MS Dhoni and AB de Villiers. But I think the latter two have got more impact in the shorter formats T20s and ODI."

"Sangakkara had immense impact in Test cricket," Hussey said.

Asked what it was like facing bowling legends like Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne and Brett Lee in the nets, the former middle-order batsman said the sessions were ruthless.

"It was brutal. If you can get through your net sessions unscathed you know you can get through any thing in Test cricket."

"That was real strength of the Australian team when I was playing," he added.

Hussey, was part of a dominant Australian side,and the southpaw, believes "high quality training" was the reason behind the team's success.

"Seeing the current team train now, the high quality training probably sets up apart from the other countries certainly the West Indies. Have seen a couple of their training session and they are much more relaxed."

"I think that has played an important part in Australia's success in the past."

Michael Hussey's 'Best of Enemies' XI: Virender Sehwag, Graeme Smith, Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Jacques Kallis, Kumar Sangakkara, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, James Anderson, Muttiah Muralitharan.

Updated Date: April 29, 2020 12:56:52 IST

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Suryakumar Yadav hits brilliant century during IND vs NZ 2nd T20I to join Rohit in elite list; Virat Kohli praises SKY
First Cricket News

Suryakumar Yadav hits brilliant century during IND vs NZ 2nd T20I to join Rohit in elite list; Virat Kohli praises SKY

Suryakumar Yadav smashed an unbeaten 111 not out off 51 balls against New Zealand in the second T20I on Sunday.

'Will always be special': Virat Kohli recalls match-winning knock against Pakistan in T20 World Cup
First Cricket News

'Will always be special': Virat Kohli recalls match-winning knock against Pakistan in T20 World Cup

Virat Kohli finished the campaign as the top scorer with 296 runs in six matches.

'Biggest fan of MS Dhoni': Virat Kohli’s fanboy moment blows away internet
First Cricket

'Biggest fan of MS Dhoni': Virat Kohli’s fanboy moment blows away internet

The never-ending bonding between Kohli and Dhoni has given birth to the fans-proclaimed term, “Mahirat.”