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Ian Healy, Steven Smith and Michael Clarke deny Brad Haddin retirement rumours

Brad Haddin has been in fantastic form during Ashes 2013-14 © Getty Images
Brad Haddin has been in fantastic form during Ashes 2013-14 © Getty Images

Jan 3, 2014

Rumours have been rife that Brad Haddin, the Australian wicket-keeper will call it a day from Test cricket after they clinch the Ashes at Sydney after the fifth Test. However, comments from various quarters have suggested that these reports aren’t true.

Sydney Morning Herald reported Ian Healy saying, “”I asked him about it in Melbourne, and he’s not going anywhere. ‘As far as retirement goes it will depend on his energy levels and his family situation but at the moment he can play on as long as he likes.”

Steven Smith said after scoring a ton on Day One of the fifth Test, “”That’s new to me. I think Brad is in the best form of his career at the moment so it’s up to him if he wants to leave the game.”

Even Australian skipper Michael Clarke, gestured to the cameras that Haddin’s retirement news wasn’t true when they asked him during the day’s play. The Channel Nine commentators had conveyed the message to Clarke as he was listening to their commentary with an earpiece.

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