India v Australia, 2nd Test, Bangalore, 5th day October 13, 2010

Warne blasts Ponting's fields for Hauritz

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Shane Warne has angrily rejected the tactics of Ricky Ponting for Nathan Hauritz on the final day of the second Test via a short blast on Twitter. As Hauritz was hit for 22 from his opening two overs, Warne backed up the struggling offspinner.

"How the hell can hauritz bowl to this field??" Warne tweeted. "Feeling for hauritz , terrible!! What are these tactics? Sorry Ricky but what are you doing."

At times Hauritz had a field with a deep point, long-on and long-off, while also having a slip, short-leg and leg slip. In his first over Hauritz went for 12, with Cheteshwar Pujara off-driving two boundaries, and there was a cover drive to the boundary from M Vijay in the second.

"With the wicket up and down and spinning big, tactics and backing bowler [are] crucial," an earlier tweet said. "Pressure on Ponting and Australian bowlers."

Ponting and Hauritz have had differences of opinion over how he should bowl during the series and the offspinner has struggled for impact. In the first Test he returned 3 for 161 and in the opening innings of this match managed 2 for 153.

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  • anur8g on October 18, 2010, 14:05 GMT

    Mr. Warne - Bangladesh Beats NZ in ODI Series........what does that mean????..... it means every ### has its day. Same is with Indian Cricket Team......

    There was nothing wrong with RICKY's captaincy....PONTING actually played well. his fighting knock in the second innings in bangalore just shows his determinatio

  • Daniel007 on October 15, 2010, 19:20 GMT

    @Marico: Sportsmanship from aussies, you must be kidding or you must be a kid. Including from under arm bowling to pushing the sharadpawar from the dias, claiming lbw when ball hits tendulkar shoulder to Symo batting upto century after nicking the ball to keeper. Real sportsman ship comes to aussies when they are loosing, not when they are winning. There are many more such instances. You brought me smile when said that punter showed real sportsman ship. When teams are playing with aussies only one team plays with the real spirit other than aussies.

  • on October 15, 2010, 19:11 GMT

    Marcio, first of all no one's derided Ponting's sportsmanship. Everyone's appreciated it given his poor behavior for most part of his career. But thats it, if you want to worship him for some reason go ahead. Please dont expect others to join in. No one mentioned about the Sydney Test match but you immediately cite that saying it was years ago etc etc. Grow up man, read the comments properly and then post a reply. :)

  • jpa170478 on October 14, 2010, 13:48 GMT

    Marcio talking too much sense, I get that. An Indian series win in SA would be a good way to show they are number one, but lets be honest Test Cricket hasn't been this competitive in a while, all top 5 are very competitive. Australia just lost the 1st Test, definitely not Indian domination as some of the comments here would lead you to believe. I still think South Africa is the most balanced Test team since the end of the Australian domination and a series win over India at home will be a good result for them

  • first_slip on October 14, 2010, 9:32 GMT

    @NISH67, u r right machan, Indians are afraid of Sangakkara & Sri lanken team, they know what is going to happen in the world cup. so they are afraid of them, that's why they Blame sri lanken when ever they can,

  • popcorn on October 14, 2010, 8:07 GMT

    India will get roasted in South Africa. India have NEVER won a series abroad. They ar tigers at home, lambs abroad. Number 1 in your own backyard,India? Need any more medals, India?Or points? Just look at the lopsided "home" and "away" wins by India. Compare them with ANY other country. And you'll see what I mean.

  • Proteas123 on October 14, 2010, 8:06 GMT

    To Balaji Viswanathan - India does not have the best record in Oz for the last decade. They have not won a single test series there. One draw does not hold up against a win. SA won in Oz in 2008. No team has done for nearly two decades. Vinod Naidu and other Indian fans have got their hopes running very high if they think they can win in SA. Remind your 'great' batsman to bring their helmets and chest plates, they are not likely to play on any dust bowls this side. The only way india will have a chance is if BCCI uses it's muscle to influence the pitches in SA.

  • popcorn on October 14, 2010, 7:59 GMT

    Mr.Ms.manasvi_lingam, Michael Hussey and Marcus North were not out,but were given out. So don't talk about Gambhir's dismissal or Ishant Sharma's. Pragyan Ojha was OUT, and you,AND THE WHOLE WORLD, know that.Australia were the TRUE winners.

  • on October 14, 2010, 6:49 GMT

    `@USMAN SHARIF,....u look to be novice in cricket..steve waugh had got an already united and great team with great players like mcgrath,warne,ponting,gilchrist...in reality,it was allan border who lifted aussies team in late 80"s and early 90"s..

  • Marcio on October 14, 2010, 0:37 GMT

    Perhaps its time to upgrade your software, @ Maruf and co. Give credit where it is due. The Sydney test was years ago, & much of the mythology of that test, & Ponting, has been vastly exaggerated in your part of the world. The truth is that this 2-test series was very good, and Ponting deserves credit for his part in it, including his very good sportsmanship. Deriding his good sportsmanship because he lost is silly. It's harder to be a good sport when you lose, rather than win. Maybe it's time you started giving Ponting & the Oz team a fair go. Ponting is not perfect, but he does a lot of good for the game these days. He's not the anti-Christ. And despite what some have written here, there's little between the top 5 teams - e.g. just 9 points separate 2nd and 5th on the ladder. Oz have lost a lot of very close games of late, & have played a lot of games overseas (the reverse for India). It won't be long till Australia bounce back. I look forward to the next battle.

  • anur8g on October 18, 2010, 14:05 GMT

    Mr. Warne - Bangladesh Beats NZ in ODI Series........what does that mean????..... it means every ### has its day. Same is with Indian Cricket Team......

    There was nothing wrong with RICKY's captaincy....PONTING actually played well. his fighting knock in the second innings in bangalore just shows his determinatio

  • Daniel007 on October 15, 2010, 19:20 GMT

    @Marico: Sportsmanship from aussies, you must be kidding or you must be a kid. Including from under arm bowling to pushing the sharadpawar from the dias, claiming lbw when ball hits tendulkar shoulder to Symo batting upto century after nicking the ball to keeper. Real sportsman ship comes to aussies when they are loosing, not when they are winning. There are many more such instances. You brought me smile when said that punter showed real sportsman ship. When teams are playing with aussies only one team plays with the real spirit other than aussies.

  • on October 15, 2010, 19:11 GMT

    Marcio, first of all no one's derided Ponting's sportsmanship. Everyone's appreciated it given his poor behavior for most part of his career. But thats it, if you want to worship him for some reason go ahead. Please dont expect others to join in. No one mentioned about the Sydney Test match but you immediately cite that saying it was years ago etc etc. Grow up man, read the comments properly and then post a reply. :)

  • jpa170478 on October 14, 2010, 13:48 GMT

    Marcio talking too much sense, I get that. An Indian series win in SA would be a good way to show they are number one, but lets be honest Test Cricket hasn't been this competitive in a while, all top 5 are very competitive. Australia just lost the 1st Test, definitely not Indian domination as some of the comments here would lead you to believe. I still think South Africa is the most balanced Test team since the end of the Australian domination and a series win over India at home will be a good result for them

  • first_slip on October 14, 2010, 9:32 GMT

    @NISH67, u r right machan, Indians are afraid of Sangakkara & Sri lanken team, they know what is going to happen in the world cup. so they are afraid of them, that's why they Blame sri lanken when ever they can,

  • popcorn on October 14, 2010, 8:07 GMT

    India will get roasted in South Africa. India have NEVER won a series abroad. They ar tigers at home, lambs abroad. Number 1 in your own backyard,India? Need any more medals, India?Or points? Just look at the lopsided "home" and "away" wins by India. Compare them with ANY other country. And you'll see what I mean.

  • Proteas123 on October 14, 2010, 8:06 GMT

    To Balaji Viswanathan - India does not have the best record in Oz for the last decade. They have not won a single test series there. One draw does not hold up against a win. SA won in Oz in 2008. No team has done for nearly two decades. Vinod Naidu and other Indian fans have got their hopes running very high if they think they can win in SA. Remind your 'great' batsman to bring their helmets and chest plates, they are not likely to play on any dust bowls this side. The only way india will have a chance is if BCCI uses it's muscle to influence the pitches in SA.

  • popcorn on October 14, 2010, 7:59 GMT

    Mr.Ms.manasvi_lingam, Michael Hussey and Marcus North were not out,but were given out. So don't talk about Gambhir's dismissal or Ishant Sharma's. Pragyan Ojha was OUT, and you,AND THE WHOLE WORLD, know that.Australia were the TRUE winners.

  • on October 14, 2010, 6:49 GMT

    `@USMAN SHARIF,....u look to be novice in cricket..steve waugh had got an already united and great team with great players like mcgrath,warne,ponting,gilchrist...in reality,it was allan border who lifted aussies team in late 80"s and early 90"s..

  • Marcio on October 14, 2010, 0:37 GMT

    Perhaps its time to upgrade your software, @ Maruf and co. Give credit where it is due. The Sydney test was years ago, & much of the mythology of that test, & Ponting, has been vastly exaggerated in your part of the world. The truth is that this 2-test series was very good, and Ponting deserves credit for his part in it, including his very good sportsmanship. Deriding his good sportsmanship because he lost is silly. It's harder to be a good sport when you lose, rather than win. Maybe it's time you started giving Ponting & the Oz team a fair go. Ponting is not perfect, but he does a lot of good for the game these days. He's not the anti-Christ. And despite what some have written here, there's little between the top 5 teams - e.g. just 9 points separate 2nd and 5th on the ladder. Oz have lost a lot of very close games of late, & have played a lot of games overseas (the reverse for India). It won't be long till Australia bounce back. I look forward to the next battle.

  • NISH67 on October 13, 2010, 16:59 GMT

    Here we go again ! I don't remember seeing any mention of Tendulkar being no 1 test batsman in this article , infact I didnt even see his name nor did we see a report on Sangakkara having said anything , so there is question of anyone eating his words either ! . Some of you Indian fans need a reality check and a lesson in humility before anything else ! Am not optimistic of this post being published on THIS GREAT DAY FOR INDIA !!!!- but what the .... - here goes !!

  • manasvi_lingam on October 13, 2010, 16:07 GMT

    @popcorn: Maybe you could take a look at Gambhir's dismissal and the reason why Ojha was even required to bat was because of another wrong decision against Ishant who was batting like a real pro. So, cease the grumbling and get on with it. Australia was lucky to take the match down to the wire.

  • manasvi_lingam on October 13, 2010, 16:03 GMT

    @Zain: You may consider Aus to be the No.1 team but perhaps you can explain why, in their last 2 tours, to Ind they haven't even won a Test, let alone a series. On the other hand, Ind has performed much better in Aus. The last tours are: 2-0 to India (4 tests0 and 2-0 to India (2 Tests). What this proves is that Aus are not the No.1 team. Maybe it's SA, maybe SL, maybe Eng and maybe Ind but not Aus.

  • Gopes_On_Dopes on October 13, 2010, 16:02 GMT

    Haha, Marcio, u're comments are hilarious!! If Ponting ran for president i'm sure u'll be the only one voting for him :P

  • on October 13, 2010, 15:51 GMT

    I am not an Indian fan but I read Marcio's post about Ricky Ponting being a great sportsman and I almost fell out of the chair. Really man - it's true that he was humble to admit defeat and accept it graciously but him a true sportsman this was the same guy that was in the middle of all the controvery when Indi was in Australia the last time around and many other incidents. I think the only reason he is humble now because he has realized Australi's heydays are over and they are no longer at the helm and knows his days are numbered- if you want to look at a true sportsman look at Sachin Tendulkar or Steve Waught people with character and integrity..........

  • asadkum on October 13, 2010, 15:41 GMT

    Mohammad Asad from USA................................................................... Please do not blame Ponting !!! it was Hauritz's poor performance ... Ponting has showed a great sportsmanship !!!!! especially in 1st test and at the end of 2nd test also........ By the way - India have batted well, bowled well and they deserved win..... They have played like No. 1 team period............................

  • on October 13, 2010, 15:29 GMT

    @Marcio - Oh so now australia had lost the test matches and had been clean sweeped... Ponting is a better captain than dhoni..In how many matches that ponting has won in India has he thanked the indian supporters? Now because he has lost the series and knows it that his team can possibly never win a test series in india.. he has to come up with something to cover up.. and whats wrong in MSD supporting his own team.... His team had trashed the australians out of the game and they deserve every bit of the praise...Its losers like u who cant think of anything worthwhile to talk when the australian cricket team loses and blame the winning team.. Get a life dude...

  • on October 13, 2010, 15:27 GMT

    I think Ricky now feels the absence of Mcgrath,Hayden, Warne & Gilchrist very badly. Over the years , they had won tests for Aussies while people discussed about Aussie Captain's attitude or their Coach's tactics. Now Aussies really feel that a captain is as good as his team . Specially I think Warne got very rough treatment from Aussie selectors even when they did not have a bowler with half of his ability. And his captaincy? Any people who watched IPL-1 can remember his skill as a captain....so inspirational...he triumphed with a team as good as nothing !Aussies must realize that cricket is askill-game and not a fitness game. This team has several physically fil but otherwise bankrupt players. With this team, even Clive Liyod or Imran Khan could not do anything !

  • on October 13, 2010, 15:15 GMT

    Well, Try to find a better spinner.I guess in the land of Warnie, it will not be impossible.I m afraid spinner may become a deciding factor in Ashes,after all England has best spinner in the world right now.Try Ozs faster,its an emergency.

  • on October 13, 2010, 15:13 GMT

    @ Kam24

    Y have written the words which i wanted to type... thanks, i need not to write

  • on October 13, 2010, 15:12 GMT

    @Zain Adeeb, India squared a series in Aus in 2003 and in the next series in 2007-08 could have squared it again but for the infamous Sydney test. No other visiting team had this much success in Aus this decade. Also, you don't need to win everywhere to be no. 1. Aussies in their peak didn't win a series in India - does that mean Steve Waugh's team didnt deserve its No. 1? Indian team is still not near Waugh's Aussies or Windies at the top, but at this moment no other team has this much consistency as the Indian team. If you have any other team that can qualify for No. 1 let us know.

  • on October 13, 2010, 15:05 GMT

    Very interesting. Australia has now been demoted to No.5. I wonder - what is their thought now on two tier test teams. We probably should put foward the arguments - 6 teams in lower Tier and 4 teams in higher tier - that way you can reduce the work load. How about that???

  • on October 13, 2010, 14:51 GMT

    Australia should look to south africa .They have been quite successful in India .Won a test every time they toured .Because their taactics are based on fast bowling not on spin .Harris was used only for restricting.Hauritz should have done the same .But he didnt do this which increased pressure on Johnson and Hillfenhaus.And also failure of clarke hussey and north increased pressure on pontig and watson.If hauritz would have bowled little better and clarke hussey clicked it would have been different

  • Hagemaru_Hageda on October 13, 2010, 14:49 GMT

    Attack of Hilfenhaus, Johnson, Hauritz & George never seemed to be as lethal as McGrath, Gillespie, Lee & Warnie. Aussies will be struggling in Ashes with such second-string attack.

  • --.-- on October 13, 2010, 14:36 GMT

    Hauritz is a good spinner but NOT EXCELLENT and considering the fact that Indian batsmen play spinners WELL, Australia needed a quality spinner to get 10 wickets of India. On a 5th day pitch, which was paradise for spinners, Hauritz could at least have stopped Indians from scoring runs so freely.

  • Apache_Indian on October 13, 2010, 14:27 GMT

    @ Zain Adeeb .. Do you even know any thing about Cricket ? India has beaten Australia in Australia when Dravid had scored 233 & 72* in Adelaide. Do you think your entire Pakistan batting-line up can do that ? Get your facts right first and then talk.

  • on October 13, 2010, 14:26 GMT

    WHERE IS Jason Krejza HE WAS GREAT OFF SPINNER NOT GIVEN ENOUGH CHANCE,AS A INDIAN FAN, INDIA'S OVERSEAS RECORD IMPROVED ONLY FROM GANGULY'S PERIOD,SO CREDIT SHOULD BE GIVEN TO SOURAV ALSO ,DHONI IS OK BUT HIS OVERSEAS RECORD WILL TEST HIM,REAL TEST FOR INDIA WILL BE SOUTH AFRICA ,BECAUSE INDIA HAS ALWAYS DONE WELL IN AUSTRALIA ,ENGLAND DURING SOURAV,S PERIOD SO ONLY SOUTH AFRICA WILL BE REAL TEST ,BECAUSE SA PITCHES WILL HAVE BOTH BOUNCE AND SWING,SO IT WILL BE REAL TEST ,BALL DOES NOT SWINGS IN AUSTRALIA ,ENGLISH PITCH DON'T HAVE BOUNCE (ONLY SWING) SO SA WILL BE REAL TEST FOR BOTH THE TEAMS.

  • iamgroot on October 13, 2010, 14:19 GMT

    Congratulations to DHONI and Indian team.. It was excellent performance from master blaster SAchin..for tearing apart Aussie team. This aussie team had very good bowling attack but unfortunately Ponting doesnt know how to use them.. especially in india.. As far as India is concerned.. Dhoni has done a great job as Captain of India .he used is bowlers well and we can all see how Aus was shut out for low score in both 1st test match and 2nd test match.. This time he had 3 catches and a stumping to his name and he also did will in 1st match.. now he has 12 test match wins as captain and second time India has drubbed Aus 2-0 once in 2008 and once in 2010.. Now its just matter of time before India wins in Aus and south Africa.. Just wait and watch people..Remember Indian team still didnt go to Aus or SA with Dhoni as captain in TEST matches..Pujara, Zaheer, Bhajji, OJHA, Sehwag, Sachin, sreesanth , Dhoni, all have contributed in some way or the other... TEAM EFFORT has won India series..

  • mrgupta on October 13, 2010, 14:17 GMT

    I remember the comments posted here on Cricinfo just few days prior to beginning of this series. "Over Hyped" Indian batting, Sachin most "Over Hyped" player, Indian bowling is a Joke and that Aussies shud and will win this series as they are the best team. Well what happened now? Now the people are talking about how Ponting congratulated Team India and Dhoni did not, how Ponting bravely fought in the second test against a "mediocre" Indian bowling etc. Lets hear from those guys who were vicious in their opinions about Sachin and the rest of Indian batting and also lets discuss the fact that an Indian fast bowler, Zaheer, was responsible for most of Aussie's problems.

  • Htc-Baseball on October 13, 2010, 14:03 GMT

    Though am an indian supporter i feel 4 the ausies,well they were killed at thier hearts in the first test and indians showed no mercy to wat was left in the ausies.Well as far as hauritz s concerned the good thing is-nothing can go further worse than this so watever his future holds will be better....Well surely the barmy army cant trouble him and the experince he got will do whole a lot good to him..Next time wen he arrives to the peninsula ,he ll gve us a better fit...India are truly undisputed ,just wit 3 bowlers we made it(sreeshanths presence was merely felt)..And its time to call SIR sachin ramesh tendulkar.

  • Lovetesh on October 13, 2010, 14:03 GMT

    What Aussie media is saying now? Should Australia stop playing India as they are not good enough? They were getting too pompous by beating WI and Pak. But now they are ruthlessly exposed against quality opposition. Best time in years to beat Aussie in Australia for England.

  • azzaman333 on October 13, 2010, 14:02 GMT

    It can't help your confidence when just before the most fearsome series imaginable for a spinner, you get told by your captain to completely change your run up.

  • Anoop_Andrews on October 13, 2010, 13:56 GMT

    Guys, Read the news properly before commenting. Warne is not blaming Hauritz. He is criticizing Ponting for the fielding setup for Hauritz.

  • vissu295 on October 13, 2010, 13:48 GMT

    Warne is probably wrong here. I doubt Hauritz would've done better, had the field placings been different. And Ponting says, in fact those placings were chosen by Hauritz himself.

  • on October 13, 2010, 13:43 GMT

    Soooooo!!!!! Is Ponting calling for a TWO TIER system, that he so often asked for when Australia was on top?????

  • Marcio on October 13, 2010, 13:41 GMT

    I'd just like to take this opportunity to thank Ricky Ponting for being a great sportsman, & making cricket the winner in this series. Before the start of the series, he said that Oz would play positive cricket, & they did, despite the limitations & conditions. Some things that are more important than winning or losing. That is what Ponting has learned from the past few years. Just look at how he allowed Laxman a runner in the first test, despite his coming into the game with a chronic injury (& allowing India to woin). Look at how he congratulated the Indian team even after a heartbreaking loss in the 1st test. Look at how he thanked the Indian supporters at the end of the 2nd test, even after they had bood him relentlessly, & despite relentless attacks on his character by Indian media & internet. That's true sportsmanship. Compare that to Dhoni's after match speech, where he made not a single mention of the existence of the Australian team in the series. It was all self congrats.

  • TimmyF_23 on October 13, 2010, 13:29 GMT

    Hauritz practically had all men on boundary and still got demolished. Imagine what his figures would have been like if he didnt have all those men back on the boundary. Hard for Ponting to set any fields and build pressure when Hauritz is serving up rubbish. In supposed spin friendly conditions Hauritz might as well have been bowling medium pace. In a close series his poor form was the difference. When indian spinners came on, runs stopped and wickets came, Aus spinner came on, wickets stopped and runs came at a quick rate. CANNOT blame pointing for Hauritz poor form.

  • Harshtmm on October 13, 2010, 13:28 GMT

    Blaming Ricky and Hauritz is not giving credit to the way indian batsmen out thought them. Ridiculous. Give credit where its due. If warne forgot , he recieved similar treatement.

  • charlzy_33 on October 13, 2010, 13:22 GMT

    bit harsh to blame ricky, especially the way he batted this test series. The middle order more than anything let Australia down, Clarke, Hussey and North all have to go ( I know North just got 100 but he's had his chance. he's got 5 test hundreds and more innings he's scored less than 10, there are better younger batsmen around), and Hauritz isnt the best spin bowler in the NSW team let alone Australia, he's just another excuse to give a baggy green to a blue cap! couldnt even get a bowl when he was at Queensland. Khawaja just scored 215 for NSW, Mcdonald smashed 160 for the vics, Klingers scored close to 1000 last 2 seasons, Whites battings good enough to see him in that side, Smith's a better spinner than Hauritz and would strengthen our batting, even D. Hussey's a better spin bowler than Hauritz and he was the leading run scorer at shield level last year. Cant take this squad into the ashes and expect to win.

  • chrisalis11 on October 13, 2010, 13:22 GMT

    I'd like to thank that nice Mr Ponting for giving the England team such a pre-Ashes fillip and I suggest that he could contribute hugely to reducing emissions and save considerable embarrassment by posting the little urn back to the EWCB.

  • Hindh on October 13, 2010, 13:21 GMT

    India is the NO 1 TEAM and SACHIN is the NO 1 batsman.....

  • world.peace on October 13, 2010, 13:16 GMT

    A lot has been said about aussie bowling, but batting has let them down a great deal. Their bowlers have never given 600 runs with india declaring, not in this series. It their batting, not so inexperienced now, which should be assessed in my opinion. ponting's form has been a worry as he has failed to convert 50s to big scores and take responsibility as he has done in the past

  • pradeep2010 on October 13, 2010, 13:14 GMT

    SACHIN IS NO.1 IN ICC TEST BATSMAN RANKINGS.....................CONGRATULATINS SACHIN................WE LOVE YOU PLS MAKE 100 CENTURIES IN INTERNAIONAL CRICKET

  • on October 13, 2010, 12:56 GMT

    It was a very good come back after 4th day dismissal by Indian Team & by Zaheer to struck early today ...

  • shovwar on October 13, 2010, 12:56 GMT

    @ Sachin.......Hats off to you...@Warna stop making excuses......Well played India...But i would ve been more convinced if India can do the same in Australia....India is no.1 in Test Cricket in Papers they are the current holder but they are still not the best....They are among the best with SA. If they can do the same this year in SA...I would say India would stamp their authority in the no.1 spot even if they draw...SA has already drawn the last 2 series in Indian soil...But a series win for SA can be a slide for India to no.2 and SA emerge as no.1...Well the real rankings are going to be decided at the end of this year.....Good luck to India...cant wait for the battle of the best.

  • on October 13, 2010, 12:56 GMT

    In my mind Hauritz is a good spinner but I think that Hauritz has yet to impose himself in the team and has not being able to assert himself as a "good" spinner in the mind of Ricky ponting, whereas in the Warne era, warne was able to ask for suitable fields to his own liking to which the captains agreed. To do this Hauritz needs to be given a chance to by the captain to shine by himself and show the captain what he is capable of. And i agree with a comment made before me about how the media will tear him apart but this is not his fault, completely.

  • on October 13, 2010, 12:47 GMT

    I am not sure if my memory serves me correctly but wasn´t there an Australian off-spinner by the name of Krezja that took 12 wickets on debut in India and was promptly dropped , never to be heard from again. Whatever happened to that chap?

  • on October 13, 2010, 12:31 GMT

    why should one talk about India when sachin retires...we will see it then..at present we beat the aussies fair & square..hurrah...

  • AsifMalik on October 13, 2010, 12:31 GMT

    I am a Pakistani fan but i was praying for India to win. Going into Ashes, Australia has now lost 3 consecutive tests.Its going to be a cracker of a series. Well played Sachin. You are definetly the role model for young cricketers.

  • on October 13, 2010, 12:30 GMT

    da difference between da two teams were was sachin and ojha.....sachin was brilliant...404 runs in 4 innings is just crazyy........if the master had not made 214 in the first innings den it was advantage australia big time.....and ojha was the bowler who would always tie australia down....his economy rate was superb and he picked wickets at crucial stages of the games. even if he didnt he tied things down from one end and created pressure and helped the bowler from the other end to get wickets

  • on October 13, 2010, 12:15 GMT

    lol, hilarious stuff by the indians on the website once again. You deserve to be #1? Have I heard that correct? Have you won a test series in Aus or RSA in the last 5 years? (I could be wrong, but i think India has never won a series vs Aus in Aus or RSA in RSA).

    Only in the joke that has become cricket can a team be given the rank of #1 without having to win anything away from home.

    Nice win for India, but let them beat Aus in Aus before I ever consider ranking them ahead of Aus.

  • pradeep2010 on October 13, 2010, 12:13 GMT

    SANGAKKARA NOW EAT UR WORDS.INDIA ARE NO.1 TEST TEAM IN THE WORLD.INDIA HAS BEATEN AUSTRLIA CLEAN SWEEP

  • Ankit_Sharma on October 13, 2010, 12:11 GMT

    Its jst the good batting by Indian batsmen, not to forget SR Tendulkar. He scored more than 100 runs off Hauritz. Deduce them and his figures will look decent. :) :) I do agree with Warne. As a captain you should put your confidence on your bowler. He is their strike spinner, so you suppose him taking wickets. And for that every bowler needs backing. Good fielding placements, sharp feilding responses and again, captain's faith is all what propells a bowler...encourages him to put his 100%. So it was a aggregate result of SACHIN's masterclass and PUNTER's faulty captaincy. Go...India...go..!! Cheers..!!

  • on October 13, 2010, 12:02 GMT

    You could not be more right Warnie. Ponting is just straight out pathetic as a captain. He has led the Aussie team from No1 to No5 in less than 2 years. The selectors are at fault for sticking with the same formula since the sacking of Phillip Hughes after the 2nd Test in England last year. You cannot blame the bowlers. Injuries have taken their toll. You can however blame the batsmen. This is real Dad's Army. Australia need to do what NSW is doing back home. Youth is the future and sticking with it. Please selectors, sack North, then consider Hussey (he has to go). Ponting to step down as captain (still play as a batsman for as long as he needs) and let's see in Clarke has got what it takes. O'Keefe in for Hauritz, so that would be the only way Hauritz could get a game for NSW. Come on selectors - you can do it. The Ashes will come back home then, but not with North, Hussey and Hauritz.

  • Percy_Fender on October 13, 2010, 11:54 GMT

    Australia lost to a better team whose top order is made up of some all time greats. Despite this the Australians can be proud of the way they played at Mohali despite a bad second innings. Hauritz has come in for a lot of flak which is ridiculous. Even the legendary Shane Warne had come a cropper when bowling to Sachin, Rahul,and VVS. I rate Hauritz high and if anything, he will be stronger now.The Aussie media is going to take him apart I know. But if Australia are to have a decent chance of regaining the Ashes, Hauritz is a must. He has decent flight and the drift. I am sure he will do well against England. Another thing is that just because Australia has lost 3 Tests running it does'nt mean that they are out of the Ashes already. They have a very good pace attack and a spinner who despite his nightmarish stint in India, is going to be crucial against England.The fact that England's batting is suspect should ensure a great and competitive Ashes series.

  • atulkash on October 13, 2010, 11:50 GMT

    ShaneWarne :) i guess he forgot his days when he was in place of hauritz. Warny has the worst figure in India and against india its even more worst. even Anil Kumbale and Srinath hit couple of sixes to him..

  • on October 13, 2010, 11:49 GMT

    I think that the result of any game is not depends on any one person.. ....it was not correct to blame Ricky

  • India2world on October 13, 2010, 11:46 GMT

    We deserve to be no. one in test racking. Well done Dabang India

  • jpa170478 on October 13, 2010, 11:41 GMT

    Great Australian teams have struggled in India, this was not a great Australian team. Australia was very competitive and almost won the first test, lets not overstate Australia's problems or India success. Sachin Tendulkar is one person you have to take your hat off to almost in a different class compared to all the other batsmen currently playing. Australia need a couple of tweaks (middle order batsman) and will be fine. India will be hoping Sachin can keep playing until he is 50

  • kapilesh23 on October 13, 2010, 11:41 GMT

    if warne is doubting something than it must be for a reason.

  • on October 13, 2010, 11:40 GMT

    Its all about the mind set warney........ Austrailian spiners apart from u were never positive...it shows in the way ur batters play against spin....

  • heathrf1974 on October 13, 2010, 11:20 GMT

    Ponting can't captain at test level, Hauritz can't bowl at test level and India will greatly miss Tendulkar when he retires (he scored a third of all of India's runs).

  • Proteas123 on October 13, 2010, 11:17 GMT

    Hauritz is very average and that is not Ponting's fault. Australia should stick with him as captain, I don't think Clark or Katich could do better and no one else is even a contender. One good thing for Australia is that Ponting is back in good form which will be crucial for the ashes, the rest of the middle order is a concern though. chickenpoo - you are right that the bowlers let down OZ but the bowling is currently weak and the bating is still pretty strong and should perform better in order to win games and support the weaker bowling attack. Arvind Kumar - India is number one ranked team due to a very good home record and excessive number of games played in the sub-continent. Let's see how they go in SA. If Steyn, Kallis and Morkel are fit, I don't think india have a chance, else it will be interesting as it was against england. The SA batting on current form is also the one team that can just about match india man for man and will most certainly out do them on the quicker wickets

  • ramesh.mesh on October 13, 2010, 11:11 GMT

    Sachin is No 1 in tests :)According to Latest ICC rankings

  • on October 13, 2010, 11:05 GMT

    final day of test match , even ordianry club level spinner would have bowled better , ( hauirtz ecominc rates more than 6 ???????? always ) im sorry for ponting , and Mr shane warne ?/ im really wondering how quickly you forgot /erased memories of your own bowling against us . you never dominated in test matches here in india .ok before make any comments

  • ramesh.mesh on October 13, 2010, 11:02 GMT

    Sachin is No 1 in tests :)

  • Assasinator_007 on October 13, 2010, 10:59 GMT

    Peope especially all Pakistani fans thought the 1'st win was lucky!!!what you going to say now...We cant hear you. We are no.1 test side and just proved it again.

  • liv4mpc on October 13, 2010, 10:56 GMT

    rsa tour will tellhow good india is

  • on October 13, 2010, 10:54 GMT

    sachin rockz............ponting cant do nothing..........warne no use of criticising him...even if u r there, win of india is confirmed

  • --.-- on October 13, 2010, 10:48 GMT

    Zaheer Khan was unplayable in today's morning session and thank god he and Sreesanth got the tail-enders out cheaply. Target of 206 was not at all easy on 5th day of match where pitch was turning and the ball was keeping low and was stopping before coming onto the bat. But Vijay and Pujara made it look so easy. And then Sachin made sure that he remains till the end and don't give Aussies any chance of coming back into the match. Congrats Indian fans; so far Ponting hasn't won a single test match on our soil. I liked the way Pujara completed his half-century, A short-ball by Watson, And Pujara pulled it for four. Congratulations to Pujara as well; batting @ No. 3 position was never going to be easy (only specialist batsmen play at this position) but he kept his cool and kept India on track. And this win has come without Laxman and Ishant. I'm happy. And Thanks Australia for playing wonderful series.Congrats to all those FANS who supported India and party hard :P , mates. Cheers

  • cricket_ftw on October 13, 2010, 10:43 GMT

    hauritz may come good against england... not so good with the indians ... australia really needs a better bowling attack ... rather than just pace bowlers who are not accurate ... Bollinger is missed big time... he is the only accurate bowler... its time to learn for ricky and learn fast.

  • Victorian-Roo on October 13, 2010, 10:42 GMT

    Congrats 2 India, tuff luk 4 Aussies. Too harsh on Warne's part 2 blame Ricky for his tactics. With all d support dat Warne got from Taylor & Waugh, he could barely make any difference. Its just dat Indians r better players of Spin bowling than d rest. Just like Aussies r better players of short deliveries than d rest of d world. But the 1 thing about Ricky's captaincy, is that he isn't as enterprising as one would come to expect him 2 be. His captaincy records look unbelievably good because he captained a side dat once had the likes of Haydos, Gilly, Pigeon, Warnie, Lee. All star cricketers playing in d same era. Dhoni, on d other hand, is enterprising. Though, one must admit dat he too has enjoys d luxury of world class batsman who like 2 dictate terms 2 d opposition. Even so, once the Indian side with these very players were bowled out 4 a shameful score of "54" against SL in Sharjah. Dhoni has turned dis side into a No 1 team for which he deserves some credit. Gud Luk 2 Aus 4 Ashes

  • sweetspot on October 13, 2010, 10:40 GMT

    Everybody is right! Ponting had lost confidence in his lone specialist spinner and gave him a field that reflected that. Hauritz could neither contain nor attack against India's batting line up in which even debutants love to hammer spinners, no matter what they bowl. Warne is right. It could have been better to give Hauritz some confidence even though he was going in for the slaughter. After all, there was no way Ponting was going to defend 206. And then, that pesky problem of the legend, Sachin, being at the crease! IF there was any panic, Sachin could analyze that and dissolve it. No problem being Vijay or Pujara on a day like this for Indian cricket.

  • on October 13, 2010, 10:40 GMT

    As the other commentators said time and again during the match, I also wondered why Ricky did not bowl North at all this Test..if he was injured, one can understand, but he did bat and field all innings, so...? Also, today, something drastic was required from Ricky, such as bowling Clarke, who, if I remember right, took a wicket in his 1st. or 2nd. over yesterday...has Ricky gotten so cocky(or is demented) that he has started feeling he knows the best all the time? Well, I feel England will give Aus. a torrid time in the Ashes, especially now England have the psychological advantage of being above them in the ICC Test rankings? A further thought, wouldn't Steven Smith have been a better option than Hauritz? Aus. better start learning how to play spinners, cause Swann is the best there is in World cricket today.

  • ram5160 on October 13, 2010, 10:37 GMT

    Well, Warney got hit around too when he was here. I do think that Ponting's improved as a captain since 2008 BG trophy. Anyway, there is no one in the English batting line-up who can do that to Hauritz. As far as the Ashes are concerned, I don't see how Eng are going to win. Ponting and Watson were in awesome form, Katich is OK and you ve got to back Hussey and Clarke to come good in Aus.

  • SettingSun on October 13, 2010, 10:36 GMT

    I hope the Aussies don't do something stupid like sacking Ponting and putting someone competent in charge before the Ashes.

  • popcorn on October 13, 2010, 10:34 GMT

    Let's look at the things that went against Ponting and Australia. For one thing,it was there for the whole world to see that Australia were the true winners of the first Test - Pragyan Ojha was clearly out for everybody to see,including the Indians except for Billy Bowden - just five runs short of the target.Australia would have gone into the Bangalore Test one up, instead of one down. Billy Bowden lost Australia the Edgbaston Test too, giving Kasperowicz out caught by Gerraint Jones, when he was not. Second, the batsmen let down Ponting in the second innings - Clarke and Hussey have scored no runs in BOTH Tests. T20 gave Dougie an injury and took him away from the crucial post lunch period on Day 5 of the first Test. T20 gave Hussey no time to prepare for Test match cricket. Pontiing scored 3 seventies, what did his other batsmen do? barring Katich,Watson,North,Paine - all in parts. Hauritz was useless as a spinner,only Hilfy and Mitch performed.

  • on October 13, 2010, 10:32 GMT

    Can't see people mentioning that India has a toothless bowling attack compared to Australia who possess one of the best attacks, something which was said a lot prior to the series. See it yourself guys, India got 40/40 wickets and Australia 32/40 wickets on Indian pitches. Trust me guys, India's bowling attack can get more wickets than Aus, Eng, SA bowling attacks on English and Australian pitches. They might not have the pace but they do have the skills. At worst, I see this Indian team drawing matches but not loosing. Cheers!!!

    P.S.: Did anyone say India is the most disputed number 1 team in the world as they are yet to win series in Aus, SA? Hmmm. Wait and watch is all I can say.

  • AhmadSaleem on October 13, 2010, 10:27 GMT

    North is way better than Hauritz. Hauritz is crap especially when he doesn't get bounce of the track.

  • _Australian_ on October 13, 2010, 10:27 GMT

    Got to agree with you Warnie. Warne should of been made Captain before Ponting to begin with. He might even still be playing if this was the case. Ponting is a fantastic batsman but he is the worst captain Australia has ever had in my opinion. We are massive underdogs in the upcoming Ashes. If Ponting could be humble enough to keep playing and step down from the captaincy we would have a chance. But this wont happen and he will lose his spot after the ashes and not get the send off he deserves for his batting career but be remembered as the captain who lost the Ashes 3 times. Such a shame.

  • Fan84 on October 13, 2010, 10:26 GMT

    stop insulting PONTING,, its Hauritz to be blamed ,, what can a captain do when his men are bowling like that ,, RICKY don't worry,, win or loose,, ur the greatest player to play the game of cricket and a outsanding skipper ,, it looks like people have just forgotten ur heroics,, as an indian,,iam sure that u will bounce back with a world cup win,, and handing the poms yet again a 5 0 WHITEWASH,, and many more to come from u,, wish that u win the ashes and retain the same in englan

  • sunilsahu1701 on October 13, 2010, 10:23 GMT

    ohhh warne....control ur anger...u also knw india are damn good against spinner.......evn murlitharan and u struggled against india in india.......and hauritz is a very new bowler in indian condition so hw can u blame ponting 4 his tactics....rather den just praise PUJARA 4 his brilliant footwork on 5 th day where pitch is slower and creating un even bounce

  • on October 13, 2010, 10:22 GMT

    India deserved to be the No.1 test team. They really played well as a team, congrats to all the players.... with today's loss, India won 5 times in the last 10 test matches between Australia with 2 loss and 3 draws...Impressive record against a top class team who dominated the world cricket for nearly two decades.

  • DannoTheManno on October 13, 2010, 10:22 GMT

    Big surprize - India win a home series.... don't get too upset Warney - the Indian's are whipping boys anywhere else in the world. Aren't they lucky the ICC is so greedy and organizes so many home series for them...watch them slip back into mediocrity when they travel to South Africa and Sachin has to face balls that bounce higher than his knees.

  • Dhanno on October 13, 2010, 10:21 GMT

    This is how the english were gonna lose the ashes. Dont think great men like straussy will have any motivation to beat a lower ranked team to keep the ashes :). Peitersen will agree, he used to play good, the lil botham used to be phenomenal only because it was number 1 ranked team. Now they arealso-rans, yucky 5th rankers, that just makes it difficult to dust urself and beat them up!!

  • Kam24 on October 13, 2010, 10:20 GMT

    Now its your turn to come to South Africa at the end of the year and face actual proper fast bowlers!!!!! South Africa top of the ICC rankings by January :). And I'm happy that teams are actually exposing the Australians weak bowling. I mean Nathan Hauritz are you serious ?!? The bowler who thinks he's a spinner - he's just a slow bowler with a straight ball. Well done, India .... don't get to happy yet

  • Nothing_Lost_For_Ever on October 13, 2010, 10:15 GMT

    Never considered him as Aussie lead spinner, he is in the league of Clarke, Katich and North (part time spinner). Jason would have been better bet.

  • satanswish on October 13, 2010, 10:09 GMT

    Did Ian Chappell rated Ponting as best captain? Ian makes me laugh sometimes when he says Mark Waugh was better fielder than Jonty Rhodes. Time for Ricky Ponting to pack his stuff & retire ASAP. England will be whacking Aussies soon in Ashes.

  • on October 13, 2010, 10:09 GMT

    Can't blame the hapless Ponting. The Indian ba Pujaratting was too good in the second innings. Watch this kid Pujara. A star on the horizon.

  • jktvish on October 13, 2010, 10:07 GMT

    Agree with Warne on Pontings captaincy. Pretty ordinary by any standards. Hauritz wouldn't make into any of the top Ranji teams in India anyway. Poor chap had to bowl to the best batting line up in the world at the moment.

  • satanswish on October 13, 2010, 10:04 GMT

    Once upon a time, Australia use to keep count for consecutive wins. Time has changed to consecutive defeats unfortunately.

  • lewigie on October 13, 2010, 10:04 GMT

    Australia's attack is very lacking. Unable to get players out (eg Tendulkar, he made 200!). No pressure at all from them.

    We batted pretty damn well, considering we were in India, against top line spinners. Thought our batters did alright (Besides Hussey, Clarke, and usually North).

    Ponting's captaincy is pretty dodgy though.

  • on October 13, 2010, 10:04 GMT

    there is no point crying over spilt milk.

  • mqry on October 13, 2010, 9:59 GMT

    Inspite of all this Ponting's captaincy receives a lot of support from IanChappel..

    Chappell is a good analyst but not a Nostradomus..Zaheer was the difference between the 2 teams and not Sehwag as Mr.Chappell pointed out..

  • manasvi_lingam on October 13, 2010, 9:57 GMT

    Wanted to post this as an aside: According to the FTP, by March '12 and now India will have played 24 more Tests. If Sachin plays in most in them, he will have played 190+ Tests. And that is amazing, given that India hardly played any Tests in the early and mid 1990s

  • mamboman on October 13, 2010, 9:49 GMT

    Disgraceful effort from Australia, disgraceful effort from Ponting. To lose to this unmanly rabble is the lowest point I have seen in 40 years of watching Australian cricket. Ponting must go, Clarke must go, Hussey must go (he has clearly been poisoned by the disease of 20/20 and is now more Indian than Australian) and North was never good enough in the first place Shame Australia Shame! Your failure is as great as that of the Indian Commonwealth games.

  • chappelis_last_blast on October 13, 2010, 9:48 GMT

    Warnies right as usual! Hauritz is'nt the best spin bowler in Australia. Playing for NSW makes a difference for him though! Hopfully Smith gets his chance soon or even that O'Keefe. Wait up, they are both from NSW too, well they well be a tandem soon enough! I bet Ricky did'nt set Warnies fields!

  • Baton100 on October 13, 2010, 9:42 GMT

    I totally agree with Warne. Not only field possitioning but also Ponting's bowling selection is very very poor lately. He seems to getting all wrong these days.,except for his batting. Though I don't see anyone else can do better as the captain of Australian side yet but Ponting seriously need to work on his tactics. Sometimes the old way is the best way.

  • on October 13, 2010, 9:39 GMT

    when you get a winning team from start of your captaincy, you dont become good learner, thus not good captain... same is the story with ponting. Despite so much wins in his career and massive acheivements, his captaincy is not polished, because he won most of those matches with great team, unlike Steve Waugh, Hansie, and Ranatunga who lifted their teams up in 90s

  • sudhs_107 on October 13, 2010, 9:34 GMT

    I think India batted well in last innings. Hardly anyone can blame Ponting or Aus bowling.

  • on October 13, 2010, 9:19 GMT

    we won and we are the real no.1 test team and it is maintained by dhoni and his teammates.

  • satanswish on October 13, 2010, 9:15 GMT

    With this loss, Australia complete Hat-trick of losses in Test Matches. Defeat against Pakis at Leeds. Defeat against Indians at Mohali Defeat against Indians at Bangalore.

    Carry on Ricky Ponting.

  • mqry on October 13, 2010, 9:12 GMT

    The continued support of Ian Chappel for Ponting's captaincy is what amazes despite twice losing ashes, inability to set attacking fields for spin etc..

  • satanswish on October 13, 2010, 9:11 GMT

    Ricky Ponting is fully exposed in this series. His poor captaincy with all defensive field cannot be justified in any case. His captaincy stats may say other things but all wins came when McGrath, Warnie, Hayden & Gilchrist were peak of their career. Look at his captaincy stats on India soil, Played 8 matches, 6 losses & 2 draws.

  • on October 13, 2010, 9:07 GMT

    Warnie is right, ponting is a great batsman and hopefully he has found form in india but he is not a good tactical skipper. Time for ricky to give up the captaincy and focus on being a great batsman and leave the captaincy to clarke who has shown signs of being a smart warne esk type captain. Our middle order doesnt have the spine. we need a steve waugh type middle order player who will fight and wear a few on the body when the going gets tough, our 2nd innings are a real worry and our bowling lineup isnt skillful enough, looking forward to seeing a ben cutting or a josh hazlewood come in and so much for johnson being an allrounder, hauritz is batting better then him. He needs to play more shots, he is better when he is playing shots and not wasting time at the crease. Time to bring in some youth like khawaja, hughes and smith, cutting or hazlewood and maybe even o'keefe

  • on October 13, 2010, 9:04 GMT

    Warney is spot on...cant agree more

  • RAVI_BOPARA on October 13, 2010, 9:03 GMT

    PONTING DAYS ARE OVER... ASHES ARE ALREADY WITH ENGLAND AND THEYL REMAIN WITH ENGLAND WHEN THE AUSSIES WILL LOSE TO ENGLAND TOO... GOODBYE PONTING,,, YOUR FIRED SOON!!

  • rahu367 on October 13, 2010, 9:02 GMT

    warney you were also pathetic in some matches so dont be sorry for others and hauritz is agr8 spinner and i hope he may come good in the ashes

  • popcorn on October 13, 2010, 9:01 GMT

    How did you like the two consecutive sixes that Sachin Tendulkar hit off Hauritz? Remember how you were impotent in India too? And Sachin it was at that time too.

  • on October 13, 2010, 8:59 GMT

    bowl warney at both ends he is a legend

  • on October 13, 2010, 8:58 GMT

    bowl warney at both ends bowl warney at both ends bowl warney at both ends

  • Ozcricketwriter on October 13, 2010, 8:49 GMT

    Or it could just be that Hauritz is a very average spinner who is playing against the best side against spin in the world.

  • on October 13, 2010, 8:49 GMT

    Well regardless maybe he shouldn't have bowled so crap like the rest of the Australian bowling lineup.

  • on October 13, 2010, 8:45 GMT

    highly unfair to criticize Ponting ..the way hauritz bowl in the last 3 innings ...he is lucky that he is bowling. Well ponting is terribly letdown by his batsmen including Clarke,katich, Hussey,North.

  • muhammad.kamran on October 13, 2010, 8:39 GMT

    The captain should just ask the bowler to get wickets for the captain and should have confidence in the bowler and give the option to set the field and bowl according to his(bowler) will.

  • on October 13, 2010, 8:37 GMT

    This is all Warne is left to do after his retirement. After all what could he himself do against India in India after all his successes around the globe. Getting back to the match, Sachin has just slammed 2 successive 6s off Hauritz. What field is Ponting supposed to set for such bowling.

  • popcorn on October 13, 2010, 8:33 GMT

    Hauritz is useless, and Shane Warne should know that - rather than find fault with Ponting. Whereas the Indian spinners could take wickets both at Mohali and Bangalore,Hauritz was impotent. Go do the job assigned to you, Shane Warne, scout for talented spinners and develop them. Hauritz lost the match for Australia at Mohali and he is doing it again at Bangalore.

  • Go_F.Alonso on October 13, 2010, 8:31 GMT

    Haury is the best spinner we've got. Just hope the selectors stick with him long enough. Steven Smith needs time to grow and learn, his time will come.

  • cricket_fan_1 on October 13, 2010, 8:30 GMT

    Its not fair to blame Pointing. The captain needs to have the confidence in his bowler to back him up.

  • on October 13, 2010, 8:30 GMT

    sorry! WARNE u are not here but it just not Ponting fault here Pujara's brilliance too hope u dont mind

  • chickenpoo on October 13, 2010, 8:29 GMT

    Australian bowlers have really let us down, most people blame the batsmen for our recent losing nature, but i think that most of the time we lose tests purely on the fact that we cant get 20 wickets.

  • on October 13, 2010, 8:14 GMT

    I would love to see a complete reshuffle of the Australian Selectors and Team. Hiditch is a lawyer and have no interest in the welfare of Australian Cricket, drop him and make a panel of full time selctors.

    Give new bloods a chance, let them play International Cricket for a couple of years without fear of being dropped. Look how Broad turned out without the stress of being dropped.

    With a side that consists of Klinger, White, Henriques, Khawaja, Maddinson, Marsh Bros, Finch, Hughes, Siddle, Hilfenhaus, Krejza, Smith, Pomersbach, Warner, D. Hussey, McDonald etc will not be world beaters soon, but at least they will develop into a formidable side.

    That's how Border made a team strong. Although I like Clarke, he's not the man to take over as Captain. He is not resilient or strong enough to win a Match. White, Shaun Marsh or Khawaja seems to be ideal candidates for the long term.

  • Fan84 on October 13, 2010, 8:09 GMT

    Hey warnie,, pls don't blame a great captain and a Greatest Batsman like Ricky for a mere loss in the indian loss,, you know,, he is under the process of rebuilding his weakened side,, remember that ,, already the team is without YOU,Mc Grath , Langer,SyMMONDS,GILLY,HAYDEN,BRET LEE, AND NOW,, SIDDLE,Bollinger , Ryan Harris,, Stop Blaming Ricky ANY MORE,, iam an INDIAN,, i love to watch him play for atleat 5 6 years from now,, the cause of teh failure is becuase of the FAILURE OF MIDDLE ORDER BATTING and also bcoz of HAURIZ,,, and ner Ricky,, 1st test was a almost a win for Ricky ,,

  • lucifafa on October 13, 2010, 8:03 GMT

    yes very true !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  • Raja22222 on October 13, 2010, 7:58 GMT

    ha..ha.ha...................................................

  • fyrestorm on October 13, 2010, 7:54 GMT

    I agree Ponting's fields were too defensive, but still I feel they are understandable. The Indians are the best players of spin in the world, pummelling the likes of Murali with relative ease. Haurtiz is child's play for them, if he had people around the bat, Hauritz would leak even more runs.

  • on October 13, 2010, 7:53 GMT

    Yeah, no surprises here. Warne has always had it in for Ponting. No mention of the fact of course that Hauritz is an ordinary bowler at best, whose sole reason for being selected (economy) has evaporated totally.

  • on October 13, 2010, 7:51 GMT

    Indian batsmen play conventional offspin well-either one has to turn the ball sharply or have the doosra in conditions which may not offer much bounce but lots of turn

  • Runster1 on October 13, 2010, 7:50 GMT

    As an indain fan, i love hauritz. He shud be in aus WC squad so we can tonk him.

  • on October 13, 2010, 7:49 GMT

    Shane Warne Sir, you need to teach ponting how to put the fields for hauritz or it will be haurtiz who would suffer rather than ponting. he is not even a permanent like you were so he can be dropped from the team and australia can lose the only potential spinner in test cricket at the moment. Ponting has cemented his spot in the team and its very hard for him to get kicked out because Hauritz got smashed. Teach him how to captain properly.

  • on October 13, 2010, 7:48 GMT

    It's purely a defensive tactics by Ponting as Indians are good against spin bowling

  • on October 13, 2010, 7:43 GMT

    Ponting may have different tactics which may not obvious to the audience!.

  • manasvi_lingam on October 13, 2010, 7:34 GMT

    Poor Warne. He doesn't realise that Hauritz is in the team as a specialist No. 9 batsman. He bowls a few overs here and there, that's all.

  • silly_mid_on on October 13, 2010, 7:30 GMT

    Warnie is right. But it's not just Ponting, few International captains know how to set a field to pressure batsmen. If someone like Ian Chappell was captaining Australia you would see better cricket. We might not necessarily win, but it would be better cricket. Bring all the fieldsmen in, and challenge the batsmen to score.

  • MinusZero on October 13, 2010, 7:29 GMT

    Ricky has shown in the past that his captaincy is below par. He has done it before in India too. Its time for Ricky to move on. He hasnt been batting well, and his captaincy isnt great. Of course, with meager returns from vice captain Clarke, who will be captain?

  • gany1 on October 13, 2010, 7:27 GMT

    i surely agree with warne..i was shocked to see the field placing for hauritz.Can't understand what's going in punter mind. And hauritz was struggling to keep indians under pressue which usually don't happen often with spinners in INDIA or anywhere...Aussie fast bowlers were too struggling to take wickets or to dismiss the tailenders.. Cannot repeat the magic of 2004 series missing pigeon / warne ...

  • on October 13, 2010, 7:26 GMT

    desperate for articles Cricinfo? This was just one tweet. and it already made headlines. wow.

  • on October 13, 2010, 7:22 GMT

    India 2-0 , Australia's first whitewash in a long long time, and its Good Bye Mr Ponting

  • on October 13, 2010, 7:20 GMT

    LOl @ Cricinfo... A twitter msg 4m Warne n it has bcom an article nw..

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  • on October 13, 2010, 7:20 GMT

    LOl @ Cricinfo... A twitter msg 4m Warne n it has bcom an article nw..

  • on October 13, 2010, 7:22 GMT

    India 2-0 , Australia's first whitewash in a long long time, and its Good Bye Mr Ponting

  • on October 13, 2010, 7:26 GMT

    desperate for articles Cricinfo? This was just one tweet. and it already made headlines. wow.

  • gany1 on October 13, 2010, 7:27 GMT

    i surely agree with warne..i was shocked to see the field placing for hauritz.Can't understand what's going in punter mind. And hauritz was struggling to keep indians under pressue which usually don't happen often with spinners in INDIA or anywhere...Aussie fast bowlers were too struggling to take wickets or to dismiss the tailenders.. Cannot repeat the magic of 2004 series missing pigeon / warne ...

  • MinusZero on October 13, 2010, 7:29 GMT

    Ricky has shown in the past that his captaincy is below par. He has done it before in India too. Its time for Ricky to move on. He hasnt been batting well, and his captaincy isnt great. Of course, with meager returns from vice captain Clarke, who will be captain?

  • silly_mid_on on October 13, 2010, 7:30 GMT

    Warnie is right. But it's not just Ponting, few International captains know how to set a field to pressure batsmen. If someone like Ian Chappell was captaining Australia you would see better cricket. We might not necessarily win, but it would be better cricket. Bring all the fieldsmen in, and challenge the batsmen to score.

  • manasvi_lingam on October 13, 2010, 7:34 GMT

    Poor Warne. He doesn't realise that Hauritz is in the team as a specialist No. 9 batsman. He bowls a few overs here and there, that's all.

  • on October 13, 2010, 7:43 GMT

    Ponting may have different tactics which may not obvious to the audience!.

  • on October 13, 2010, 7:48 GMT

    It's purely a defensive tactics by Ponting as Indians are good against spin bowling

  • on October 13, 2010, 7:49 GMT

    Shane Warne Sir, you need to teach ponting how to put the fields for hauritz or it will be haurtiz who would suffer rather than ponting. he is not even a permanent like you were so he can be dropped from the team and australia can lose the only potential spinner in test cricket at the moment. Ponting has cemented his spot in the team and its very hard for him to get kicked out because Hauritz got smashed. Teach him how to captain properly.