Brad Haddin © Getty Images
Brad Haddin’s 181 dismissals is the third-best by an Australian wicketkeeper © Getty Images

Australia wicketkeeper batsman Brad Haddin announced his retirement from One-Day Internationals (ODI) on Sunday. Haddin, who will continue to play Tests, last featured in an ODI in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 final against New Zealand on March 29, which Australia won by seven wickets.

“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 was quoted as saying according to a report on READ: Brad Haddin, gritty with the bat, suave with the gloves

“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,” added Haddin. READ: Brad Haddin’s wicketkeeping may have revived his Test career

Cricket Australia (CA) Cheif Executive James Sutherland paid tribute to the veteran by stating that he left behind a big void in Australian cricket.

“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.

“He leaves big shoes to fill as a talented player and important senior figure within the team.

“Whenever Brad wore the green and gold, he always gave maximum effort and he should be incredibly proud of his achievements.

“We thank him for his wonderful contribution to one-day cricket and look forward to his continued performances at Test level as the team works hard to retain the Frank Worrell Trophy and the Ashes,” said Sutherland.

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 Adam Gilchrist (472) and Ian Healy (233) leading the way.