Brad Haddin during an Australian training session © Getty Images
By CricketCountry Staff
Perth: Jan 9, 2012
Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin on Monday admitted that his poor show behind the wickets in the second Test match against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground has dented his confidence.
Haddin dropped Indian opener Gautam Gambhir on the third day of the second Test, and had almost given a lifeline to Little Master Sachin Tendulkar, whose catch was taken by Michael Hussey at the first slip.
“It’s obviously disappointing to miss chances we’d just gone up an extra meter to make sure the ball was going to carry and it flew up and it was one of those things that happens in cricket,” Haddin was quoted as saying by 2KY.
“It obviously dents your confidence a bit but from my point of view it happens in cricket, you’ve got to get back on the horse and show what sort of person you are and keep throwing punches.”
The 34-year-old said he doesn’t want to over-analyse what has happened.
“The biggest thing is you don’t over analyse it. It happens as a wicketkeeper you just don’t want to make a habit of it. It was just one of those things in the game.
“I actually saw it pretty early and probably moved too fast. The train goes onto Perth and let’s hope it’s a better performance there,” he said.
The Australian wicketkeeper is hoping for some carry in the wicket at Perth, where the third Test between India and Australia will be played.
“For the last few years it’s basically been a pretty good batting wicket,” he said.
“I think it will offer us a little bit more bounce and I think with Ryan (Harris) coming back he will definitely try to find that extra bit of bounce. It’s an enjoyable place for myself to play and I know our bowlers are really looking forward to having a crack over there,” he said.