An interview of Australia pacer Mitchell Starc ahead of the start of play at the Sydney Cricket Ground between Australia and Sri Lanka on the second day of the third Test.

A few days ago, Mitchell Starc said he was taken aback when Michael Hussey phoned him up to break the news of his decision to retire.

“It was quite a shock when I got the phone call yesterday from Mike," Starc said, as reported by

"With Ricky (Ponting) retiring and now Mike, it makes the Sydney Test a lot more special."

"He's going to leave a big hole. It's hard to replace Ricky Ponting, now we've got to replace him and Mike Hussey.