Michael Hussey during his playing days © Getty Image (File Photo)
Michael Hussey during his playing days © Getty Image (File Photo)

Former Australia and Chennai Super Kings batsman Michael Hussey gave a pleasant surprise to kids undergoing treatment at the free ward of Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Oncology and Research (SRIOR) in Coimbatore, by visiting them there last week.

Children were elated to meet the former cricketer and interacted with him when he went around the ward. Hussey donated a tiny bat with his autograph and a cricket ball to every child in the ward and happily posed for a selfie with them when a few of the kids requested to be snapped with him, said Dr. P Guhan, Director of SRIOR. The former cricketer wished each child in the ward speedy recovery.

The children, in return, delighted Michael by gifting him a pencil art work of his photo with him holding his youngest child and interacting with his three other children.

Hussey has been in India over the past few months in relation to his work in various capacities with the IPL, TNPL, KPL and with different organizations in media. Popularly referred to in cricketing circles as Mr. Cricket, Hussey has always provided great insights on the game and was a prolific accumulator of runs in his playing days with Australia.