Rated among the best left-handers in his playing days, Michael Hussey was a complete package as a batsman. He was outstanding across all formats. He could play a patient knock the whole day and also smash four sixes off four consecutive balls to win the match for his side in a T20 game.
Hussey was too good in the second match of the Indian Premier League season in 2008. The first match of the season had already seen a blistering knock from the willow of Brendon McCullum. Hussey only continued the legacy forward in the next match.
In the match against Kings XI Punjab, CSK started off on a bad note as they were 1 down for 26 but Hussey came to their rescue playing a brilliant knock, 116 off just 54 balls to stamp his authority in the league.
Courtesy his super innings, Chennai posted a mammoth 240 runs on the board. This was always going to be tough for the Kings XI batsmen. They fought well but the target was too much. In the end, Punjab could only manage 207 runs, losing the match by 33 runs.
The man-of-the-match award was given to Michael Hussey, who displayed extraordinary skills with the bat. His innings of 116 runs included 8 fours and 9 sixes, which guaranteed a super win for Chennai Super Kings.