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'Ponting's captaincy was disappointing'

Ian Chappell, speaking to Brydon Coverdale, says that Ricky Ponting's form is a big concern for his team, and Australia just didn't seem to have enough firepower (05:45)

March 19, 2011

Posted by AdeelfromWahshiTola on (March 23, 2011, 19:33 GMT)

Really Mr. Chappell? Afridi's celebration is what you have your opinion about when the interviewer ask you about Pakistan's side, Nothing about Ponting's issues so far in this world cup, nothing for Haddin's pushing Younas and I guess Lee's soccer jump and continuous blabbering to the batsmen is just "endearing" eh. Much better is expected from an analyst of your experience

Posted by tash1979 on (March 22, 2011, 8:29 GMT)

I think that Ian chappell does not like pakistan winning. He has a big problem with the tallent pakistan generate. Pakistan is the most entertaining side in the world. Pakistan has got a entertaining captian who is good for any one watching cricket. Winning and lossing is part of the game. Its about the quality of cricket and entertainment a side can provide. Imagine who will want to watch Ian Chappell in this day and age. Plus I hope he was talleneted as much as afridi. Mr chapplell its not the 70ssss. Does he know how many millions follow Afridi.

Posted by ch.arehman on (March 22, 2011, 8:05 GMT)

Every bowler has a unique style to celebrate his wicket. This is just Afridi's style and the whole country including the Pakistani team love it. There are posters everywhere in Pakistan with Afridi in that pose. It brings back the memory of the mercurial world cup win of 2009 and it makes us believe that we can do it once again this time. I think Chappell always have negative things to say about Pakistan. Like, for example, after Australia's innings, Pakistani players gathered in a huddle for few minutes and he did not like it at all. Let me tell you, this is Pakistani style and we love and we have our own unique ways of doing things and nobody can ever write us off in any field whatsoever.

Posted by fahim-akhter on (March 22, 2011, 3:21 GMT)

I think Ian Cappell didn't like Afidi's Style personally however, all cricket fans like his style specially pak canadians. If you criticise his strategy during match would be appreciated rather than criticising his style, in this game everybody has its own style and i think no harm in it.

Posted by   on (March 21, 2011, 19:09 GMT)

Chappell is a sore loser!!!

Posted by Nightmare56 on (March 20, 2011, 4:29 GMT)

I think all the Pakistanis love it when Afridi gets a wicket and poses! I think it's only annoying to the opposition side (and their supporters) when he does that.

Posted by Biso on (March 20, 2011, 4:21 GMT)

Aussie bowling lacks firepower. Merely bowling at 145 K plus will not fetch you wickets in subcontinent conditions against decent test batsmen. Other than Bret Lee the rest were pathetic. Aussie batting is hovering around Ponting and Hussey.Watson will always be suspect against good opening pair of bowling, including a good spinner upfront. Group A was pathetic, Aussies did not have any contest so far- and the moment they faced any resistance they crumbled. Aussies scored at least 50 less than what they should have. Wasnt Hiral Patel's batting against the Aussie quicks a point to ponder about. Unless the wicket helps the Aussie fast bowlers, they are not good enough to check any side, forget about blasting out any good side. Pontings limitaions as captain is under scanner only because he is well past his prime to carry the batting burden on his shoulders. His limitations were masked by the better teams the Aussies , had earlier.

Posted by santosh.sampath on (March 20, 2011, 3:45 GMT)

Why there is background noise? Couldn't get a simple conf room or what?

Posted by   on (March 20, 2011, 2:10 GMT)

Ian Chappell you need to look closely to realize how much energy he brings on the field and in the team. He is the one who has brought the "fighting spirit" in the team which was missing for the whole past decade. It is Afridi and Waqar who have made this team to perform and fight without any big names that Pakistan used to have before. Yes he played an unnecessary irresponsible shot today.But saying "he does idiotic things" on the basis of just one irrespnsible shot doesn't make any sense. And please keep in mind that's how he bats. Plus he is a bowler who can bat rather than considering him a batsman. And I heard the most "idiotic" interpretation of his way of celebration. He celebrates when he performs and when he takes can you say he takes all the glory of the team to his name by doing that.

Posted by   on (March 19, 2011, 23:24 GMT)

not sure how true you are you were a good player Mr chappel...but try tolerating others win

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