'Sudden' decision to quit, a planned move: Michael Hussey

Retired left-hander feels chopping and changing in Australian squad has led to lack of trust and understanding among team members.

updated: March 14, 2013 11:37 IST
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Michael Hussey's decision to retire from Test cricket earlier this year, came as a surprise to many. The 37-year-old has now revealed that he intended to keep his decision secret, partly so that he wasn't dropped from the team!

Hussey had said he will quit Tests, a week before the Sydney Test against Sri Lanka in the first week of January. In a report in Cricinfo, he has been quoted as saying that the 'sudden' decision was a planned move so that he could enjoy playing in his final Tests and not be dropped because of his eventual exit.

"Partly why I didn't want to say anything to anyone was that I cherished every Test match I got to play and I really wanted to finish the Australian summer. If I made it known earlier then perhaps they would start looking ahead earlier and not play me in my last couple of Tests," he said.

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