Brad Haddin willing to share ‘tricks of tough old trade’ even with rivals

Updated: Oct 07, 2012, 11:17 AM IST

Sydney: Australian cricketer Brad Haddin has said that he was willing to share tips and give advice to any cricketer to help them better their skills, even if it was a player who might be threatening his place in the national side.

He said he was even happy to give tips to help his rival and younger New South Wales teammate, Peter Nevill to fulfill his potential in the sport.

``It`s easy for me to give advice and to help any cricketer,” a leading Australian daily quoted Haddin, as saying.

“If I can help someone be a better cricketer whether they`re going for my spot or not, life goes on … I`m happy to pass on any information to help them because it can only help Australian cricket and NSW,” he added.

Haddin said it was also easy to help ``Nev`` improve because he possessed an ‘unmistakable hunger’ of being the best in the sport, and he was ‘getting better and better every year’.

``He`s getting better every year and his desire to learn impresses me. He wants to learn, he wants to get better and I like that because I believe every time you turn up to training you have to want to get better,” he said.

“If you look at someone like Ricky Ponting, it`s inspiring to see that despite all he`s achieved he turns up to training with the aim to be a better cricketer. And I see that in Nev, he`s getting better and better every year,” he added.