Brad Haddin dropped out of the second Ashes 2015 Test at Lord's in order to be with his ill daughter Mia © Getty Images (File Photo)
Brad Haddin dropped out of the second Ashes 2015 Test at Lord’s in order to be with his ill daughter Mia © Getty Images (File Photo)

Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin said on Friday that he will take a couple of weeks to decide on his playing future, especially after questions over his career have been raised following his dropping from the playing eleven midway during the recently-concluded Ashes 2015. Haddin however, maintained that he had no ill-feelings towards the selectors for replacing him with Peter Nevill for the remainder of the five-match series, which England won 3-2 to regain the urn from their arch-rivals. Haddin missed out on the second Test at Lord’s in order to be with his ill daughter Mia, following which he was controversially left out of the third Test at Edgbaston. READ: Peter Nevill admits complex situation following axe of Brad Haddin

“I put myself in that position to not come back, my performances with the bat probably hadn’t been where they should be. I made the decision for my family that I was unavailable for the Lord’s Test.

“We’re playing a professional sport and I understand the consequences that come with that. My performances with the bat over the last little bit put myself into that position,” Haddin was quoted as saying according to a report on The Age.

Haddin further went on to congratulate Michael Clarke for his distinguished career which came to an end following the final Ashes Test at The Oval, which Australia won by an innings and 46 runs. Both Clarke and Chris Rogers were given a guard of honour by members of both teams during the match.

“Michael’s been a great player for Australia for a long time and I think he’s stated in the past that you play for these big tournaments, like an Ashes campaign. I think once they’re not there, he’s given the opportunity to Steven Smith to build his team.

“Michael’s had a fantastic run, his record speaks for itself. I wasn’t that shocked to see him go after the Ashes, he’s done everything in his career and there was nothing left to achieve, so he deserves to hold his head high and enjoy retirement,” Haddin was quoted as saying. Both him and Clarke announced their retirements from ODIs following Australia’s memorable seven-wicket victory at the end of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.