Watch: Brad Haddin takes catch of the season
Updated - Dec 28, 2014 3:56 pm
Watch: Brad Haddin takes catch of the season: Call him whatever you might want to call – but Brad Haddin has to be a superhero ! Be it a wicket-keeper or any other fielder, the reaction time that they get is very minimal. Brad Haddin, pulled off a ripper at the MCG to dismiss Cheteshwar Pujara after he edged a Ryan Harris delivery. Brad Haddin has this habit of dropping the easy ones, and pulling off the hard ones that come his way. As the coaches consistently emphasize “Catches win matches”. When you have an acrobat keeper as Haddin, captains will have their risk cut short. Being a good keeper is not something which can be forced, but it has to be an inborn talent. It needs high levels of concentration, patience and hard work.
The veteran Aussie gloveman dived in full stretch to his right after Cheteshwar Pujara, knicked at a Ryan Harris delivery, taking the catch in mid-air and hanged on to it even after he reached the ground. Shane Watson, at slip was a mere spectator as he saw Haddin complete a stunner to remove Cheteshwar Pujara for 25.
Brad Haddin is high on a lot of confidence in this series, and that was quite evident from this catch. When you are confident enough, then only you can back your ability and go ahead with pulling off diving catches like these. The catch that he took to dismiss Pujara was his 250th test dismissal. Haddin is presently 9th in the list of all-time wicketkeepers in terms of test dismissals. He is also the 4th in the list of Australian wicket-keepers – Gilchrist,Healy,Marsh being the others. Brad Haddin was seen much under the shadow of Adam Gilchrist, early in his career for he didn’t get much of the opportunities since Gilchrist was seldom dropped from the side or got injured. It is good for Australia and Haddin that he has found his place in the side doing well his duties both as a batsman and as a keeper.
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