Brad Haddin will continue to play Tests for Australia © Getty Images
Brad Haddin will continue to play Tests for Australia © Getty Images

Australia wicketkeeper batsman Brad Haddin announced his retirement from One-Day Internationals (ODI) on Sunday, adding that he would continue to feature in Tests. Haddin’s last appearance in ODIs was against New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 final, which Australia won by seven wickets to lift the trophy for the fifth time. READ: Brad Haddin announces ODI retirement

The New South Welshman’s announcement was met by reactions from cricketers (former as well as current), Cricket Australia (CA) officials, as well as from fans.

“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,” CA Chief Executive James Sutherland was quoted as saying.

Following are some of the reactions there were posted on microblogging website Twitter —

 

 

 

 

 

Haddin, a veteran of 126 ODIs, made his debut in the format in 2001 against Zimbabwe at Hobart. He missed out on a spot in the Australian eleven for the most part in his career due to Adam Gilchrist‘s brilliance behind the stumps, but cemented his place following Gilchrist’s retirement in 2008. His tally of 181 dismissals is the third-best by an Australian wicketkeeper, with Gilchrist (472) and Ian Healy (233) leading the way.