Australian ‘keeper then defends Stuart Broad for not walking.
Australia’s Brad Haddin has made two startling admissions on the eve of the second Ashes Test, with the veteran wicketkeeper revealing he knew he nicked the ball that saw his side lose by 14 runs.
Haddin said he knew from the second the ball was pouched by Matt Prior behind the stumps that he and his side had fallen short of a history-making victory at Trent Bridge.
“That was pretty obvious that I hit it. I didn’t see the replay. I hit it, so I knew I was gone, Haddin said.
“It was extremely disappointing. The fight the lower order put up in the couple of hours on day five, it was extremely disappointing to get that close and have it taken away.
“It didn’t go right to plan. I would have liked to see it right through. I didn’t do my job in the end.”
In a surprising move, Haddin said he had no problem for England bowler Stuart Broad standing his ground when given out, despite a thick edge flying from his bat, deflecting off his gloves before finding Michael Clarke at first slip.
“The umpire didn’t give me out so I wasn’t walking,” Haddin said of his second innings dismissal.
“It’s a personal choice. I see nothing wrong with what Stuart did. The umpire is there to make the decision and he has seen it different to everyone else.”
Haddin also believed the calling for referrals should be taken out of the hands of the players and given to the umpires.
But the 35-year-old conceded his side needs to do a better job of deciding when to use them, saying they wasted most of their four chances for the match at Trent Bridge.
The second Ashes Test gets underway at Lords tomorrow with the Australians out to even the series after the Three Lions took a 1-0 lead last Sunday.