Ponting may not walk away even if axed as captain

Ponting fielding during 2009 Ashes series

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Ricky Ponting‘s burning desire to again win the Ashes on English soil could convince him to continue his playing career – even if he is relieved of the Test captaincy after this summer.

Ponting is one Test defeat away from becoming the first Australian captain since Billy Murdoch 120 years ago to preside over three Ashes series losses. Should England record their first series victory Down Under since 1986-87 in the coming weeks, he will be under intense pressure to retain the captaincy – a fact he has previously admitted.

Full story: Sydney Morning Herald

 

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