The former Australian batter Michael Hussey has compared the achievements of the English batter Dawid Malan in T20I cricket. The English cricket team played a three-match T20I series against Australia ahead of the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022. They have sent a stern warning to the rest of the teams participating in the mega event by defeating the defending champions two-nil after winning the first two games. Meanwhile, the third game was washed out because of rain.
Ahead of the 2nd game on Wednesday, Michael Hussey gave a pep-talk to the English unit and the video of it has been going viral as the former batter mentioned the former India skipper Virat Kohli and the current Pakistan skipper Babar Azam in it.
Better than Virat Kohli and Babar Azam” – Michael Hussey praises Dawid Malan
On Wednesday, Dawid Malan played participated in his 50th T20I game for England. Ahead of the game, Hussey presented the left-handed batter with a cap while showing immense praise for him.
“Well, this is something I never thought I will do in my lifetime, an English cap. Congratulations to Mal, who is playing his 50th game for England today. Obviously a lot of highlights in your career already – one of four centurions for England, second-highest scorer ever in the history of T20 cricket, right behind Alex Hales, number one player in the world for a period of time and also the fastest ever to 1000 runs, better than Virat Kohli and Babar Azam, I believe, quicker by a few games,” said Michael Hussey.
The legendary Aussie batter has been working as the batting consultant with the English team at the moment.
“But as Jos consistently said throughout this tour, so far we’ve got to keep looking forward, we’ve got to keep playing what’s in front of us. And I certainly hope over the next nine or ten games or whatever it is you have plenty more individual success but more importantly I hope you have a World Cup winning medal around your neck in about a month of time,” further added Michael Hussey.
Watch the video here:
Dawid Malan received his 50th IT20 cap yesterday! 👏
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) October 13, 2022
Meanwhile, Dawid Malan celebrated his 50th game for England in style with a man-of-the-match performance. The left-handed southpaw smashed a sensational 49-ball 82 for England batting first. In the end, England won the game by 8 runs and sealed the series with one match to go.