ACA congratulates Brad Haddin on an outstanding ODI career

19 May 2015

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Australian Cricketers' Association President Greg Dyer and Chief Executive Alistair Nicholson have congratulated Brad Haddin on his outstanding One Day International career.

Throughout an enormously successful period for Australia in the 50-over format, Haddin played in three World Cups and retires following the triumph at the MCG in March.

Making his ODI debut in 2001, the right-hander soon impressed with his clean, aggressive hitting and safe hands. Haddin's tally of 181 dismissals for Australia places him behind only Adam Gilchrist (472) and Ian Healy (233) in ODIs, and 13th worldwide. His 3,122 runs (average 31.73, strike-rate 84.24) also place him amongst Australia's premier ODI run-scorers.

Dyer congratulated Haddin on his tremendous career in Australian ODI cricket.

"On behalf of the members, staff and Executive of the Australian Cricketers' Association, I would like to congratulate Brad Haddin on his wonderful contribution to Australian One Day cricket," he said.

"As a batsman he has been a joy to watch, with few making the game look easier when he lofts the ball down the ground.

"With the gloves he has been assured and frequently brilliant, as some of his catches at the recent World Cup highlighted.

"He has worn the Australian colours with enormous pride and provided great inspiration and support for his team."

Nicholson also paid tribute to Haddin.

"Brad Haddin has been a superb player who has played a key role in the success of Australian ODI cricket," he said.

"His fiercely competitive approach and support of his team mates shone through whenever he was on the field and endeared him to those he played alongside.

"We congratulate Brad on all he has achieved in the ODI arena and wish him well for the upcoming Test series' against the West Indies and England."