Haddin angry over Vettoris cheat claimFebruary 2nd, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Perth, Feb.2 (ANI): Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has angrily denied claims by the New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori that he cheated during the one-day clash at the WACA yesterday.
The dispute centers around the dismissal of Black Cap Neil Broom at a vital stage of New Zealand’’s two-wicket win.
Broome was given out bowled by Michael Clarke in the 36th over, but replays quickly showed Haddin had clipped off the bails with his gloves rather than the ball.
Vettori said Haddin’’s reaction to the incident had been “disappointing” given he believed the Australian gloveman “knew something (was) wrong” with the dismissal.
That drew an angry response from captain Ricky Ponting, who said if Vettori was calling his teammate a “cheat” he should have the evidence to back up such incendiary claims.
Haddin also retaliated today, saying he was also disappointed that Vettori had not approached him before making his feelings known.
“I was disappointed in that, because he had not had a chance to speak to me after the game. I was very shocked after reading today’’s paper that he did not come and speak to me, the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Haddin, as saying.
“I am pretty disappointed he has questioned my integrity. I think that is quite poor,” he added. (ANI)
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