Friday, August 28, 2009

Ponting agree to share captaincy

Australian Captain Ricky Ponting said tha he is ready to share captaincy with his deputy, Michael Clarke in the shorter version of the game. He is very much agreed to hand over the captaincy of Australia in ODIs & T20s to Clarke.

“If that’s the way that I or others, outside of what I’m thinking, decide (is) the right way to go, there’s absolutely no reason why that couldn’t happen,” Ponting told reporters at Sydney International Airport.

History seems to repeat itself, as Ponting himself was elevated to One Day’s captaincy in 2002 and he shared the leadership with Steve Waugh until Waugh retired from Test Cricket in 2004. “It happened in the past with Australian teams. It is happening with other teams around the world right at the moment”. “Paul Collingwood is captain of the England T20 team and Andrew Strauss is captain of the One-Day and Test Cricket teams. Those things are things that need to be thought long and hard abot, but if it means that I’m going to be better off for Test matches and bigger series when they come around…” said Ponting.


Altax said...

Perhaps he had been a great captain but one day or other the day comes and there should be a change. He had brought up the team very well even though there were slight slips in his career. Great Work Ricky..

Cricket Maniac said...

I totally agree to you Altax. When Steve Waugh was about to retire, it was Ricky Ponting, who was selected. Now after 5-6 years, history is repeating itself; it's Ponting's turn now.

I also agree to you that he has been a great captain and taken Australian cricket to new heights. Hopefully, Michael Clarke would do the same.

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