As a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper, he also played for the New South Wales Blues in both domestic first-class and List A cricket.
Haddin retired early from his sporting career, as daughter Mia battled a rare form of cancer. He wrote a book dedicated to his family called “My Family’s Keeper”. It told an extraordinary story of how one of cricket’s toughest competitors and his family dealt with a very private struggle. The book shared how teamwork and strong partnerships matter in life as much as they do in the sport.