Australia’s wicket-keeper batsman Brad Haddin has announced his retirement from ODI Cricket in a bid to prolong his Test career.
The 37-year old Haddin, who was a part of Australia’s World Cup winning team of 2007 and 2015, expressed satisfaction over his contribution in ODIs and hopes that his replacement will do everything possible to make the nation proud. 
During a media release, Haddin said: 

“I have had a privileged one-day career and I have been fortunate enough to be involved in three Cricket World Cups and now is the right time to walk away. 

“Not many players get to write a script like mine at the end of their careers and I have been lucky enough to do just that after winning a World Cup on home soil.

“I leave the team with Australian ranked number-one in the world and I am proud of everything we have achieved.”

Cricket Australia’s (CA) CEO James Sutherland congratulated Haddin for his services to country’s ODI setup and said that he can be proud of what he has achieved for the team over the years. 

He said: 

“Australian cricket congratulates Brad on a fine one-day international career. 

“Throughout the years he well and truly maintained Australia’s proud tradition of outstanding wicketkeeper-batsmen in limited-overs cricket. 

“He leaves big shoes to fill as a talented player and important senior figure within the team.

“Whenever Brad wore the green and gold, he always gave maximum effort and he should be incredibly proud of his achievements.

“We thank him for his wonderful contribution to one-day cricket and look forward to his continued performances at Test level as the team works hard to retain the Frank Worrell Trophy and the Ashes,” Sutherland concluded. 

Haddin played a total of 126 ODIs and scored 3,122 runs at a decent average of 31.53 with two hundreds. His tally of 181 dismissals places him behind only Gilchrist (472) and Ian Healy (233) in ODIs, and 13th worldwide.





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