That final sentiment would be echoed all over the world of cricket for a man whose enthusiasm for the game earned him the nickname of "Mr Cricket".
Long the leader of Australia's victory song, Hussey said he would pass that duty on to Nathan Lyon because of the spinner was "a man of great character" who "understands and respects the fabric of the baggy green cap".
"There's going to be aspects that I'm going to miss as well," he said.
"Like when I'm out there when the winning runs are hit in a test match, helping Australia win a series, or being in the dressing room with the boys after the game singing the team song. But all good things have to come to an end at some stage."
In Image: Australian team members celebrate after they won their third cricket test match against Sri Lanka