Australian wicketkeeper/batsman Brad Haddin has announced his retirement from one day international cricket.
It brings to an end Haddin’s 126-match one-day international career that began against Zimbabwe at Hobart in 2001 and culminated in Australia’s World Cup victory over New Zealand at the MCG in March.
Haddin was happy to have a fairytale ending to his ODI career along with Australian captain Michael Clarke, who also stepped away from the short form of the game after the World Cup.
“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,” Haddin said in a statement.
“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.”
Haddin, who took over the mantle as Australia’s No.1 gloveman from Adam Gilchrist, made a name for himself as a dashing and versatile batsman.
He retires from the ODI arena with 170 catches and 11 stumpings, which means only Ian Healy and Gilchrist have claimed more ODI dismissals for Australia with the gloves on.
As a batsman Haddin scored 3122 runs at an average of 31.53, with a top score of 110 against New Zealand in 2010.