Steve Waugh debates Ricky Ponting’s future

Ricky Ponting leaves the field after being caught by Paul Collingwood in the slips.

Former Australia captain Steve Waugh believes current skipper Ricky Ponting will quit international cricket if he loses the captaincy.

Ponting, who made 12 on Thursday as Australia scored 268 all out in Perth, is under increasing pressure following his side’s poor start to the Ashes.

Waugh told the BBC’s Test Match Special it would be “very hard” for Ponting to continue if he was no longer captain.

“I don’t know what would motivate him in that situation,” added Waugh.

Full story: BBC Sport

 

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2 responses to “Steve Waugh debates Ricky Ponting’s future

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  2. I’d agree. If the captaincy goes from him, so will Ponting. Can’t see him being to happy as a 36+ year old batting at five deposed as skip. We’ll see though, but it’s not looking good for him…

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