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Where are Ponting's grey cells?

Peter Roebuck, in the Sydney Morning Herald , says Ricky Ponting is looking fit, light and alert, but his dismissals in Galle suggest his mind is the one thing letting him down.

Dustin Silgardo
25-Feb-2013
Peter Roebuck, in the Sydney Morning Herald, says Ricky Ponting is looking fit, light and alert, but his dismissals in Galle suggest his mind is the one thing letting him down.
Most likely Ponting's mind has been liberated by his return to the ranks. Maybe he feels a bit like Berlin after the Wall was removed. Perhaps he is keen to play his shots, enjoy his cricket and so forth. But it's never as simple as that. Getting out hurts just as much.

Dustin Silgardo is a former sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo