Michael Hussey was a relieved man after his test career came to a close on Sunday and confident that Australia had enough talent to fill the gap he has left in the batting line-up with tours of India and England looming ahead.
The 37-year-old had said that the third test against Sri Lanka would be his last before retirement and he was at the non-striker's end when Mitchell Johnson scored the winning run to give Australia a 3-0 series sweep.
"In a way I'm quite relieved that it's over now," he said. "The stress and pressure, I can relax away from it now. I don't have that sick feeling in my stomach before I go out to bat.
"I feel like the pressure is off and I feel very proud to be able to finish in Australia and here at the SCG."
In Image: Australia's Michael Hussey poses with his children Jasmin, 2nd left, William, right, and Molly after Australia won their third cricket test match against Sri Lanka in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.