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David Hussey is living in the real world now, but he remains an avid follower of Nottinghamshire


David Hussey works a nine to five job these days.

He jokes about subjecting his wife to dining table cricket talk, not least discussing how Nottinghamshire are getting on.

It is four years since Hussey left Trent Bridge and returned to Australia.

One of the great exponents of Twenty20 cricket, he still played in the Indian Premier League for a final year before finishing his career in January, when he ended his playing days with Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash.

He is now assistant coach of the Stars, working under another Notts overseas favourite, Stephen Fleming.

That is seasonal work though, very important seasonal work admittedly, but his day job sees him working as national sponsorship manager for Kookaburra.

David Hussey leads his team from the field after being defeated in his last match on January 24 this year

“Instead of collecting all the free gear for my personal use I’m giving it out to players now. It’s a new way of life,” he jokes.

There is a further joke, that his wife Kristy might get fed of up of him now he is home regularly – and keeping tabs on the comings and goings at Trent Bridge, such is fondness for the club.

“I do miss Notts. I miss it a lot actually,” he told the Post from his homeland.

“I regularly talk to Kristy about them. We regularly catch up on the scores. We follow them closely pretty much every day.

“I don’t know if it’s a source of frustration for her, but we speak at the dinner table…

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