Perth, June 2: After former AFL renegade Jason Akermanis went public this week with his bid to free jasonakermanis.com from the grip of an obstinate “domain parker”, WAtoday.com.au can reveal that Australian cricketer Hussey also has an online doppelganger.
While navigating through mikehussey.com.au, you will find not the official website of the man known as “Mr Cricket” but an amusing and slightly bizarre tribute page that gives Hussey an alternative life story.
Among the revelations on mikehussey.com.au are that Hussey “completed primary school and had become a part time violin virtuoso” at the age of four and “twice scored infinity not-out in backyard cricket” but refused to tell NASA mathematicians about how that might affect his average.
The site’s author, Nathan Smale, says it was set up in 2005 or 2006 as a joke among fans of Hussey, who preferred the nickname “The Huss Bucket” to the then-increasingly popular “Mr Cricket”
Smale said the site and its content was shown to Hussey and his management “out of politeness” before it went live.
“We spoke to Mike Hussey and his manager Neil Maxwell just to make sure they didn’t take any offence to it,” Smale said.
“I’d hate to think anyone went to the site and thought it was serious. I think it would be pretty obvious to people that it’s all made up and that it’s not the official Mike Hussey site,” he added.(ANI)