IPL 6: Chennai Super Kings' Stephen Fleming heaps praise on Mike Hussey

Fleming said Hussey's influence in the team was such that his team-mates who batted with him lifted their performance.

updated: April 29, 2013 10:44 IST
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Chennai: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming on Sunday praised his senior batsman Michael Hussey for his contribution to the team, describing the Australian as the pivot of CSK's batting in the IPL.

"It was great innings, isn't it? He has been consistent though there was some criticism in the manner in which he scored runs. The way he has played against different teams has been quite dynamic. I cannot speak more highly of Hussey on the influence he has and the way he conducts himself," Fleming said of Hussey whose 95 helped CSK beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 14 runs.

"His name is Mr Cricket, what he means to the side is phenomenal and he is halfway to our batting unit. He leads by example, not only runs that he scores but the way he trains and conducts himself," Fleming said.

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