Michael Hussey had an excellent time in his first stint with CSK © IANS
Michael Hussey had an excellent time in his first stint with CSK © IANS

After spending a season with Mumbai Indians (MI), Michael Hussey is back with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015. Hussey or Mr. Cricket like he is known around the world, talks about the sort of calmness and assuredness he brings into the CSK camp. He also went on to say that they Dhoni and coach Stephen Fleming have good chemistry between them, which is good for the team. IPL 2015: Irfan Pathan hopeful of fitting into any role offered by CSK

“They both have very astute cricketing brains and they think very clearly under pressure. As far as their relationship goes, it is very good for them and the team because it is very open and honest. They communicate very clearly with each other and the players. Also, while they are open and sensitive towards each other’s thoughts, things never get too emotional. They maintain that control and balance very well, says Hussey,” according to iplt20.com. IPL 8: Mathews to miss DD opening game against CSK

Hussey then compares Dhoni to Michael Clarke and Brendon McCullum. “Clarke is a very positive captain, setting aggressive fields and making bold moves as captain. He always wants the game to move forward all the time, much like McCullum. I haven’t played under McCullum but he too seems like an ultra positive and aggressive captain, always looking to take wickets and making things happen.” IPL 2015: Michael Hussey ready to play any role for Chennai Super Kings

“Dhoni is probably the calmest of the lot. He doesn’t get too flustered and thinks very clearly under pressure. He was backed up magnificently by his bowlers. Sometimes that’s what captaincy comes down to – you look like a good or bad captain depending on how your players respond,” says Hussey.  IPL 2015, Chennai Super Kings (CSK): A statistical preview

“It has helped create an atmosphere of assuredness in the change room. There is a lot of honesty without the unwanted emotional stress,” he added.  Hussey is also happy to be playing the the yellow jersey once again. “It is. It is amazing to be back here. I have a lot of great friends here and so many incredible memories,” says Hussey. CSK in IPL 2015: Kings of consistency look to rule again

The stylish left-handed batsman says that he is happy with any role is given to him in the team. He says, ” I haven’t had a specific chat with the management about that yet but whatever role they set for me, I am happy to play it. I know it will be in accordance with my own skills and in which I can serve the team the best.” CSK appeals to IPL Governing Council to go under trust

Hussey went on to state that he enjoyed mentoring South Africa in the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and it’s something he would consider doing in the future as well. “I must admit I really enjoyed that role. It was a great opportunity to be invited into the South African dressing room. Not too many people get to do that. I was quite honoured and privileged to be there. And I learnt a lot. I learnt so much watching some of their guys prepare and listening to the things they talked about in the team meeting”. Chennai Super Kings in IPL Auction 2015: Smart purchases ensure stability

“It was a real eye-opener for me. It is definitely something I would consider doing in the long run. I enjoy building up rapport with players and building relationships based on cricket. I love understanding different players’ and teams’ philosophies on cricket and passing on some of mine as well,” Hussey signed off.  IPL 2015 Auction: Full list of players bought by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for IPL 8