Vettori clears the air with Haddin ahead of MCG ODIFebruary 5th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb.5 (ANI): New Zealand cricket captain Daniel Vettori’’s text messaged Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin to clear the air following the glove affair in Sunday’’s one-day match, and both players are happy to move on.
Kiwis skipper Vettori told Haddin he in no way intended to refer to the wicketkeeper as a cheat, after questioning his role in the dismissal of batsman Neil Broom, which replays showed should have been no-balled because Haddin’’s gloves were in front of the stumps.
Haddin thanked Vettori in a reply text and said he would also like to put the incident behind them. Earlier that day, Haddin had attacked Vettori for questioning his integrity.
Fox Sports quoted Australian captain Ricky Ponting as saying Haddin had received “an apology” from Vettori yesterday but the Kiwis denied this.
For them, it was a gesture to clear the air rather than apologise for what they deemed an unfair dismissal, with Broom ruled to have been bowled by Michael Clarke, despite camera angles suggesting Haddin’’s gloves broke the stumps. (ANI)
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