Australian opener Simon Katich and middle-order batsman Michael Hussey have revealed that they don’t plan to play until 2013, when Australia travels to England for an Ashes showdown.
Both the 34-year-olds’ admitted it as they converge to celebrate their 50th Tests in the second Test against New Zealand, from Saturday at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
“I wouldn’t look that far in front (to 2013). In the last couple of years I’ve taken it year by year. If you get too far in front of yourself in this game it can come back to haunt you,” The Herald Sun quoted Katich, as saying.
“That’s one thing time out of the team certainly put things in perspective. It made me realize every chance I get, I just look at the next Test.”
“I know it’s a cliché, but it’s all you can do, once you do get older. You can’t hide the greys. It catches up with everyone,” he added.
Meanwhile, Hussey said he is looking forward to enjoy his milestone of completing 50 Test matches, and would not like to look to far ahead.
“I’m similar to ‘Kat’. I just can’t get over that I’m playing my 50th Test, so I want to really enjoy this one,” Hussey said.
“I don’t like to look too far back either. I don’t like to look too far ahead because the game can jump up and bite you so quickly, I just really want to do well in this 50th Test which I’m still pinching myself that I’ve got the opportunity to play,” he added. (ANI)