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.