The guy's got an injury, and whatever other faults he has (he has many, and I'm usually the first to bang on about them) there's not a sliver of a shred of evidence that he's racist. That's a vile accusation to make without any evidence, son. Not sure if you'll be banned for it, but imho you ****ing deserve to be.
My advice to you is to wind your neck in.
In the bollocks if I were Australian.Where would you bat Ponting ?
World XI Since 1990 -
1. Gooch 2. Dravid 3. Ponting 4. Tendulkar 5. Lara 6. Kallis 7. Gilchrist 8. Akram 9. Warne 10. Ambrose 11. McGrath
On another note, this is a topic about Ponting and the Ashes and hence it was only natural that his altercation with the umpires would come up. However is there any particular reason you found it necessary to bring up the match fixing issue other than the fact that the man in my avatar happens to be wearing the jersey of a certain country? because if that's your argument..then I must say its a pretty bad argument..Its not going to work because I will not shy away from calling a spade a spade just because I happen to support the team..unlike many others who blindly defend everything their players do.
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"There has always been a thought that Australian players don't like it when other captains stand up to them. They like to make fun of a Mike Brearley or a Jeremy Coney, but put a Sourav Ganguly or an Arjuna Ranatunga in front of them - someone who stands up and mouths off -and they hate it." - Jarrod Kimber
Inzamam ul Haq, from what I can remember and I am sure I remember more of him than you, has never behaved with an umpire the way Ponting did at MCG. If he has been hauled in front of ICC more than Ponting or the others..then you're really opening a can of worms there.
Are among the non-Australian players I can think of off the top of my head who have disrespected umpires. Without giving it more than two minutes' thought.
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#408. Sixty three not out forever.
I don't see the point in Ponting continuing post-World Cup. By the time we play our next Test in August he'll be pushing 37 years of age, and he's been in decline for the last two years. In cricketing terms, he is already old. Continuing on for a couple of more years is just madness. If his coach wasn't such a 'yes man', he'd tell Ponting as much.
It's time to, to coin a phrase, move forward.
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Yep, Sachin's renaissance is the exception for someone of that age, not the rule.
Anyway, Hussey, Watson and Clarke have played an awful lot of cricket and will be there to guide the younger players/batsmen.
Ponting is surplus to requirements in that respect.
Watson? He's only played 26 tests...
do you think people will be allowed to make violins?
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