New Zealand pace spearhead Trent Boult is amongst the nicest cricketers to come out of the nation. While he is arguably one of the best bowlers in the world today, hardly ever Boult has embroiled himself in sledging incidents. But the left-arm swing bowler has recalled one of the cheeky incidents involving Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin on his first visit to the country.
Trent Boult has undoubtedly been a revelation ever since his first appearance for the national team in 2011. Together with Tim Southee, Rotorua-born speedster has formed a potent new-ball bowling attack, specifically in Test cricket. So far, he has featured in 67 Tests, 90 ODIs, and 27 T20Is, picking up 267, 164, and 39 scalps respectively.
Trent Boult reveals what Brad Haddin asked him:
Meanwhile, the incident involving Brad Haddin transpired when Boult came out to bat for the first time, feeling nervous. Behind the stumps, Haddin comically questioned him if his mother is aware of his son being here in Australia. The 30-year old went to on to claim that he had the braces before his selection and going to orthodontist saying he cannot visit the land down under without braces.
“I had braces the week before I got selected and I remember going to the orthodontist and saying: ‘I can’t go to Australia with a set of braces on my teeth’. “I specifically remember it, I walked out there to bat, absolutely packing myself and Brad Haddin looked at me and goes ‘mate, does your mother know where you are?” Boult said in a session with Kyle Jamieson as quoted by Stuff.Nz.co.
The on-field banter didn’t overshadow New Zealand’s performance in that Test match in Hobart as they sneaked a victory by seven runs. Boult, the debutant picked up three wickets in the game, but it was Doug Bracewell, who stole the show with nine wickets. Bracewell picked up six wickets in the second innings, bouncing out Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Starc, James Pattinson, and Nathan Lyon. The victory was BlackCaps’ last against their Trans-Tasman rivals on their soil.