Boxing Day Test: Never write off Haddin, warns Gilchrist

Melbourne: Australian legend Adam Gilchrist has praised wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's glovework and insisted his poor batting form hasn't put his Test career in jeopardy.

Brad Haddin
Brad Haddin

Australia coach Darren Lehmann this week said Haddin's poor batting form was an issue. But Gilchrist backed the 37-year-old to emerge from his slump.

Australian legend Adam Gilchrist
Australian legend Adam Gilchrist

“I wouldn’t ever write Hadds off. He’s such a tough character and it's quite exceptional he's even in the team, given the personal circumstances he's been through," Gilchrist was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday.

Haddin took time out of cricket during his young daughter Mia's cancer battle in 2013. "He's keeping almost to perfection at the moment, yet it seems to still not be acceptable he's not making runs.

“I would back him in to make some runs and when he does that, it will be up to him when he finishes," he said.

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