Hussey is hoping to overcome to gruelling conditions to help Chennai progress up the points table
Australian batsman, Michael Hussey, who just arrived in India to take part in the Indian Premier League (IPL), has admitted that he is struggling to cope with the hot and humid conditions.
Hussey, who turns 37 later in the month, was run out for 18 in his first match for the Chennai Super Kings since arriving from a Test series against the West Indies in the Caribbean.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with NDTV, Hussey said: “I do struggle in the heat and humidity. That is a lot. It’s very, very tough.”
Hussey, who has been a part of the Super Kings squad ever since the inaugural IPL, did however mention that he felt “fantastic” to be back playing in the tournament again.
Hussey, also told NDTV that he loved the spicy food of Chennai, while also noting it felt good to be back amongst his teammates.
“It’s good to catch up with the other players,” he said.
Following a long flight to India from the Caribbean, Hussey stated that it was not easy when he was playing against the Kolkata Knight Riders.
“It was a dream actually. I was not sure what was going on. It was a bit of a battle getting on the field. Quite a big jetlag,” he said.
Chennai will be hoping that Hussey will be in excellent form throughout the tournament in order to move them up the points table, where they are currently sitting in fifth place with nine points from 10 matches.