Hussey reveals international coaching offers

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Former Australia international Mike Hussey has revealed that he was approached to become head coach of both the Sri Lanka and India national sides, but he turned the offers as he felt he wasn't ready.

In his latest book, Winning Edge, Hussey says former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene and former India batsman VVS Laxman wanted him to coach their respective national sides.

The left-handed batsman has become one of the most sought after mentors in world cricket since he retired in 2013, having worked with South Africa at the 2015 World Cup and with various sides in T20 domestic cricket around the world as a consultant.

Hussey wrote: "The former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene rang me a while ago to ask if I would be interested in being an assistant coach of Sri Lanka with a view to taking over as head coach a few months further down the track.

"A week later the ex-India batsman VVS Laxman asked me if I would be interested in coaching India.

"My initial answer to both of them was no because at the time I did not want to be on the road ten months a year; I wanted to be at home with my family and make up for some lost time from the previous few years.

"But, probably more relative to them, I said to each that I did not think I was ready to become the head coach of an international cricket team."

Hussey will be assisting the Aussies at the upcoming World T20, which starts in India later this month.

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