The cricket world has been left shocked by the news Australian legend Mike Hussey has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.
The 45-year-old known as “Mr Cricket” is a batting coach for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.
Early on Monday morning AEST, The Times of India reported Hussey had become the first Australian in the IPL bubble to test positive.
“Hussey was tested and his sample came positive. We sent it for retesting but that has also come positive,” an IPL source told the publication
Hussey is one of several Australians trapped in the country because of Scott Morrison’s decision to enforce a hard border closure.
The IPL was suspended on Tuesday night after several players tested positive.
The Kolkata Knight Riders were placed in isolation after players Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier caught the virus, along with three staff members from the Super Kings.
The decision to suspended the competition was made when Sunrisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha — a teammate of David Warner — fell victim to the virus.
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