The CPL Play of the Day goes to Mike Hussey, for showing no limits to his capabilities at the age of 41.
The Australian, who played all of his Test cricket in his 30s and retired from the international game three and a half years ago, continues to roll back the years, no matter the franchise he plays for.
Despite being on the losing end on Tuesday night in the St Lucia Zouks’ eight-wicket defeat to the Guyana Amazon Warriors, Hussey scored 41 more runs than the next-best batsman. That amount, ironically, is also his age, and he’s four years older than the next oldest in the side, South African-born veteran Grant Elliott.
Hussey was battling on 16 off 23 balls, but proceeded to score seven boundaries off his next 23 balls to record 64 off 50 balls, and some of his shots, which included an exquisite reverse-sweep, were shots the younger batsmen in the side could only dream of playing.
He was excellent for the Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League earlier in the year, and there’s no reason why he can’t carry on playing as 45-year-old countryman Brad Hogg continues to do.