The simmering ill will between the sides boiled again this week, with the Indians complaining of provocative behaviour on the field by the home side and Australian Matthew Hayden calling Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh an "obnoxious weed".
Singh replied by saying that Hayden was one of the least liked players in world cricket, setting the scene for an explosive finals series.
Speaking in Sydney as the teams prepared for the first final of the best-of-three series, Hussey said the Australians were completely focused on their own performance and had put the emotion of their often bitter rivalry with the Indians aside.
"I think it is important that we don't let all of the distractions play any part in our mind, if we play on emotion sometimes those distractions can have a detrimental effect on your performance," Hussey said.
"So it is important that we just concentrate on our plans, our goals and execute our skills as well as possible.
"If we do that, if we can take the emotion out of it, I think we can play our best cricket and it would be great to go 1-0 up in the series."
Hussey said outspoken teammates Hayden and Andrew Symonds, who renewed his ongoing hostilities with the Indians when he was involved in a verbal exchange with teenage paceman Ishant Sharma last Sunday, would not be affected by the controversies.
"What I can say is that they are extremely professional cricketers," Hussey said of the Queensland duo.
"Extremely mentally tough cricketers, and I am sure they will be able to put any controversy out of their mind and concentrate solely on the cricket."
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said his side were not interested in the verbal warfare, happy to let their actions do the talking.
"It is very important to talk about cricket right now," he said. "Cricket is about batting, bowling and fielding.
"The verbal part remains but we should concentrate on our cricket."