Veteran Australian batsman Michael Hussey insists that he is in a good frame of mind after doing his best to avoid recent criticism about his wavering Test form.
Hussey, who just three months ago cracked 463 runs at an average of 92.6 against Sri Lanka, is now battling to hold his Test spot after posting just 83 runs at 11.86 in recent series against South Africa and New Zealand.
The 36-year-old's lean trot continued on Sunday night when he made a duck in Perth Scorchers' 31-run Twenty20 loss to Hobart Hurricanes.
But Hussey believed his lack of recent runs was more a case of bad luck rather than bad form and hopes to prove the doubters wrong in the series against India.
"I haven't really taken much notice of the external stuff at all to be honest," the Herald Sun quoted Hussey, as saying of recent criticism.
He added: "I haven't really read a newspaper, haven't really turned the TV on since we lost the Test match down in Hobart."
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