Perth, Dec.23 (ANI): Australia's "Mr. Cricket" Mike Hussey has learnt to chill out at the crease, without letting down his guard, but candidly admits that playing top flight cricket in pressure cooker situations is nothing compared to being a father to four kids .
Recalling the time when his youngest child Oscar was born prematurely and had to be kept under wtach in hospital for three months with his mum Amy, Hussey said: "Crikey, it was probably the hardest period of my life."
The Age quoted him as saying that essaying the role of a house-mum to three children is a lot harder than playing Test cricket.
Cricket Australia granted Hussey leave for the winter's one-day tour of England, and the 4-0 defeat in that series illustrated just how much Australia still depended on its 37-year-old batsman.
The thought of retirement has not cropped up in his mind as yet, but his former teammates have told him that when it's time to go, he'll know.
It helps that six-month-old Oscar is doing well, and can join him on the road along with Amy and the older three kids, Jasmine, Will and Molly.
Teammates are accustomed to seeing Hussey bowling to his children in the corridors of team hotels.
He believes that the balance probably hasn't been as good as I would have liked. (ANI)