Brad Haddin Relives How Merv Hughes Welcomed Him To Domestic Cricket At The Canberra Comets
"I was only 17..."
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Brad Haddin got his early run as a cricketer at the domestic level through the famous Canberra Comets.
It was also the farewell tour of his co-commentator on Triple M Cricket this summer ahead: Merv Hughes.
And - as Brad Haddin told Triple M's Rush Hour in Melbourne - it was a reasonable way to be welcomed to the sport!
"I was only a young 17-year-old coming into the game," he explained.
"I don't know if he did me any good, but Merv Hughes, his day preparation and the night before, mate, that was a new level. I thought you're meant to get your Gatorade in...not put two Coronas down your throat for all the crowd in the bar!"
And he took it up to a new level when the Comets played the Vics...