Veteran Australian keeper Haddin retires

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SYDNEY: Australian wicketkeeper batsman Brad Haddin Tenacious and announced his retirement from international cricket on Wednesday after a stellar career.

Vice-captain of the Test team for much of the past two years, 37-year-old only continue to play Twenty20 cricket for Sydney Sixers. I realized after lord,” Haddin said. “I had an excellent career, but I lost to hunger Tour ashes. Haddin controversially lost his place in England tour of Australia after performing below their usual high standards in the opening match and returned home last month for family reasons.

“I think the Australian cricket is in a good position,” he told a press conference at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Haddin played 66 tests, but had to wait until he was 30 to win his first Test match after the retirement of Adam Gilchrist.

Only three Australian wicket-keepers Haddin played more tests: Ian Healy (119), Adam Gilchrist (96) and Rod Marsh (96).

And its 270 dismissals as wicketkeeper Gilchrist only sit behind (416), Healy (395) and Marsh (355) for Australia.

Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland praised the leadership of Haddin.

“Brad was a vital player during an important period in Australian cricket,” Sutherland said.

“His tenacity with bat and gloves was paired with an unshakeable will to win what the foundation of a change team did.

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