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Ricky Ponting: We are absolutely devastated

Australia captain says that the team fell short by 20 odd runs, but India deserve the credit for playing really good cricket (00:00)

March 24, 2011

Posted by   on (March 26, 2011, 4:26 GMT)

A beaten Ponting = a more likeable one? Ponting has not had too many opportunities to reflect upon such losses so far.

Posted by cricketlovee on (March 25, 2011, 23:52 GMT)

Continued :::::::: Australia cannot leave their legacy of playing punter by not having him as a captain...he has a secret desire of reaching tendulkar records... In australian cricket we give more importance to team win and dominance rather than personal records..... If selectors really wants to dominate world cricket...they need to bring youth in to the squad and re-build this austrian side..Tait should concentrate on line and lengh rather than pace..he was all over the place...

Posted by cricketlovee on (March 25, 2011, 23:51 GMT)

I am a huge fan of punter but it was a selfish innings by him...... yes the wicket was slow but even with sharne warne and Mcgrath,Australia would not have defended 260 against the full strength of Indian batting line up in India.....Ponting tried to build his innings just like tendulkar and on reaching close to hundred took his chance against part timer yuvraj sing....he seems to be coping tendulkar shots for quite a some time now and how tendulkar build his innings....if he bats like that australia will loose often when he gets 100........ all my friends knew the way he batted Australia will loose..... Even after his hundred i feel he should retire from one day... there is no way he will be allowed to lead australian side in next world cup or in next Ashes...If Cricket Australia wants him to play he must stay as a captain of test side but either bat at number 4 like tendulkar or at a slot of Steve waugh....

Posted by   on (March 25, 2011, 21:21 GMT)

I think he looked almost relieved that he scored a century, no matter the loss.

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