Fittingly, Hussey was at the crease on Sunday at the SCG as Australia beat Sri Lanka by five wickets to secure a 3-0 whitewash in the series.
While he was at the crease, Hussey was more than happy to let Mitchell Johnson hit the winning run and in fact he would have actually preferred to not come to the crease at all as Australia chased down 141 for victory.
However, Sri Lanka's bowlers led by Rangana Herath refused to concede defeat so Hussey was called upon to guide Australia's Test side to safety one last time.
Sitting in the dressing room at the SCG, Hussey was hoping that coming out to bat one last time on Sunday wasn’t on the cards, but once he was out there he was not fussed at all how Australia reached the total as long as they got there.
"I was telling Mitch the over before that if it comes up that he hits the winning runs, then I'm more than happy, I just wanted us to get it over and done with," Hussey said.
"I was hoping that 'Pup' (Michael Clarke) and Ed (Cowan) were still going to be there at tea because the crowd was starting to get a bit vocal and I was hoping they would finish the job. I hoped we could make the runs none down and then I was hoping that 'Pup' and Ed could finish it, but I was more than happy just to be out there when the winning runs were hit. It was a dream come true."
Hussey's remarkable Test career has now come to an end and even more incredibly is the fact that it did not begin until November 2005 against the West Indies when he was already 30 years of age.
Since then, he played 79 Tests, amassed 6235 runs at an average of 51.51 with 19 centuries and 29 half-centuries. Combined with 185 one-day internationals and 38 Twenty20 matches for Australia, he has put together a remarkable career but has been blown away by the reaction to his retirement.
"The crowd support and support in general I've received has been a bit overwhelming really. I've been a bit embarrassed by it to be honest, but in a way I'm quite relieved that it's over now," he said.
"The stress and pressure is now gone and I can relax away from that now. I won't have that sick feeling in my stomach before every game or before I bat, so I feel that the pressure is off. I feel very proud to be able to finish here in Australia and here at the SCG."
It came as a surprise to many when Hussey was not included in Australia one-day squad for the upcoming series with Sri Lanka, but the 37-year-old is happy for his international career to come to an end the way it did at the SCG.
"I've been a little bit overwhelmed and a bit embarrassed by the amount of fan fare I've had in this particular Test match, so I think it would be hard in a lot of ways to go around and get that in every one-day game," he said.
"I've had a great opportunity here and it couldn’t have ended any better. I feel very proud to have been able to wear the baggy green and I have achieved a lot more in my career than I ever dreamed I could.
"The game has given me so much and I feel very fortunate to have been a part of the Australian team for such a long period of time."
Hussey also feels that the fact this his Test career is over has already sunk in well and truly.
"It probably sunk in a lot time ago because I have known for quite a period of time that this is sort of when I wanted to finish. I have been prepared for it I guess, but I think there definitely will be aspects of it that I will miss as well," Hussey said.
"Like being 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. There are certainly things I'll miss, but all good things have to come to an end at some stage."
Speaking of that team song, Hussey decided to pass on the duties of leading the team in singing it to off-spinner Nathan Lyon.
"I spoke to him in Melbourne and told 'Pup' and Mickey (Arthur) after the Test match in Melbourne that Sydney was going to be my last, and I picked Nathan because I think he is a man of great character," Hussey said.
"I think he plays the game for the right reasons, and I think he understands and respects the fabric of the baggy green cap and that's what I want to come through from him when he leads the team songs in the future.
"That's not to say the other guys don’t, but I think he is a man of great character and the people before me have had great character, so I wanted to look at someone with those traits for the next song master."