Haddin slammed comments Agnew’s comments, saying they were in “poor taste”.
Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin says BBC commentator Jonathan Agnew “crossed the line” after linking sledging to the death of Phillip Hughes.
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Agnew stirred debate last month after saying he was disappointed that Hughes’s death had not changed Australia’s aggressive style of play during its recent Test series against India.
The commentator even quoted Michael Clarke’s eulogy from Hughes’s funeral.
“Michael Clarke said very clearly that Hughes’s memory would run through the team, and would be there in the way they would play their cricket,” Agnew told The Radio Times.
“Well, I haven’t seen evidence of that. I really hoped that out of this tragedy might have come some good. But the players haven’t behaved any better, and I think that’s a real disappointment.”
Haddin said Agnew has wrong to draw a comparison between sledging and Hughes’s death.
“He crossed the line,” Haddin told Fairfax Media.
“He went down a path where he didn’t know the enormity of it and I think it was in poor taste to be perfectly honest.
“It wasn’t about a cricket game. This other stuff was life. This was a family dealing with a terrible situation, and to tie the two in … he’s got it horribly wrong by a long way.
“It had nothing to do with cricket, nothing to do with the way we play.”