Haddin says disappointed with Vettoris lack of decencyFebruary 3rd, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb.3 (ANI): Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has said he is disappointed with Black Caps captain Daniel Vettori for insinuating that he cheated by deliberately claiming a false dismissal during Sunday’’s one-day match in Perth.
Vettori said after the game that Haddin knew the wicket of Neil Broom was not legitimate, after the batsman was ruled to have been bowled by Michael Clarke in the 36th over despite replays showing Haddin’’s gloves were in front of the stumps an automatic no-ball.
New Zealand players were furious as they watched the replays while Broom trudged off.
“I”m pretty disappointed in Dan that he didn”t have the decency to come and speak to me after the game if he had an issue with it, rather than air his thoughts at a press conference,” Haddin said yesterday.
“I think the polite or decent thing to do was to come and ask me, he’’s played a lot of cricket now and he knows too well what happens with these situations, I thought it was a bit low, The Age quoted Haddin, as saying.
Haddin is positive the ball hit the bails before deflecting into his hands, although the Kiwis believe he knocked the bails off with his gloves.
“I think you saw from Haddin’’s reaction that he knew something was wrong so he probably should have made more noise about it,” Vettori said after hitting the winning run off the final delivery of the match, inflicting a fourth successive loss on the struggling Australian side.
Ponting was riled by Vettori’’s statement, and said he would be exchanging strong words with his counterpart should replays prove inconclusive. (ANI)
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