Mumbai, Apr 10: Twenty20 might be a young man's game but it does not apply to Australia's former batsman Michael Hussey. At 38 (will turn 39 next month), the left-hander is looking forward for another stint at the Indian Premier League, this time with a new team - Mumbai Indians.
Hussey was a successful batsman at Chennai Super Kings in the previous editions of the Twenty20 league. Now, at this year's auction, he was picked by defending champions MI for Rs 5 crores and he is ready to do his best.
Yesterday, MI named Tendulkar as their 'Icon' and Hussey is excited to be working the legend of the game.
"I am really looking forward to spending time with him and talking about life and cricket. He will probably be sick of me by the end of the IPL," Hussey told the official website of IPL.
"I am excited by the challenge of joining a team that I have admired and respected over the six years," he said.
MI won the trophy last year by defeating CSK in the final, in which Hussey too played. Ask the Australian about the rivalry between CSK and MI and will it take time to adjust being on the other side, he replies, "I don't think so. I have had some great battles with Mumbai Indians over the years and look forward to many great battles with CSK over the next few years."