Sydney, July 31 (ANI): Former Australian Test player Michael Hussey has said that he sympathized with the Australian team as he believed that it would be a 'horrible feeling' to be back in Australia's dressing room as the tourists stumble from one Ashes loss to another.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, defeat in the third Test starting on Thursday at Old Trafford in Manchester would equal Australia's worst-ever losing run of seven matches.
Stating that he felt sorry for the team members, the 79-Test veteran said that he can understand as he had been in a similar situation as well during which he and his teammates had felt horrible in the dressing room when they were losing games and have not been playing as well as they should have.
However, Hussey signaled a ray of hope for the team, saying that he has been in touch with some of the current players through text messages, adding that he is aware that they are very proud of wearing the baggy green cap and is confident that Australian fans will see a revival of the team in the last few Test matches.
According to Hussey, new coach Darren Lehmann can provide captain Michael Clarke's inexperienced line-up with some added confidence against England's seasoned players, although he added that England has given Australia a lesson in the need to play disciplined cricket for long periods.
But Hussey added that Lehmann will help the players to try to relax and take the pressure off themselves, adding that being relaxed gives players a chance of playing their best cricket as then they do not have the extra burden of thoughts, doubts, stresses and pressures on their mind
Hussey further said that England has got seasoned, hardened players who have been playing for a long period of time and know what they have to do, adding that those players are also prepared to be patient and disciplined for long periods of time.
Hussey also dismissed suggestions that the current crop of Test batsmen are getting their opportunities too easily following last summer's retirements of himself and Ricky Ponting, saying that it is not easy to get into the Australian team, and added that the selectors and fans needed to show faith in these players and keep believing in them. (ANI)