I'm sure Shaun will come out stronger: Hussey

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Brisbane, Feb 4 (UNI) Michael Hussey has urged Australian players to look after the stunning fast bowler Shaun Tait, who recently announced an indefinite break from all forms of cricket citing emotional and physical exhaustion, so that the pacer does not face any reoccurance of such problems.

''It is important for the players to be there for the fast bowler when he comes back,'' the middle order batsman said adding that today's demanding nature of game has contributed to Tait's decision.

''It's very tough, a lot tougher than what people think. What I've learned and experienced from international cricket, there's so much in the package. The actual playing of the game, which is hard enough in itself, is a very small part of the whole package of playing for Australia,'' Hussey said.

Hussey, who himself had gone from the pressure period when he was dropped from Western Australia side, thought the dream of representing his country ''was a million miles away''.

''I've been through some very tough periods on and off the field. It's part of life, you work your way through. Good support networks get you through, it's important to have good people around. I'm sure Shaun will come out stronger and a better person when he comes out the end of it,'' he added.

However, the 32-year-old left-handed batsman said the busy schedule of modern day cricket does take it's toll on players but the team members need to provide support to each other.

''There are appearances, travel, media, sponsors, functions, and training. There's so much time away from family and friends and they all have an impact. All the guys go through tough periods. One of the strengths of the team is it looks out for each other and try to pick the guys up.'' UNI XC CS AK AS1227

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