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    Icon8 Get off Ricky's back!

    Have Aussies taken over the whingeing role from the Poms? Get off Ricky Ponting's back you bad-losing wusses! He is one of the best captains Australia has had over the last couple of decades!

    So he is going through a bad time at the moment- so what? He is still one of the best bats in the game, his team leadership is second to none and he never gives up the fight to win. the game and series in hand.

    Give him some respect and stop kicking the fella when he is down, as you are doing the Aussie reputation for sportsmanship no good with the continuous bitching just because you lost the Ashes.

    (From a Brit).

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    The only whingeing Aussie who comes to mind right now is Ricky Ponting tbh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanjo99 View Post
    Have Aussies taken over the whingeing role from the Poms? Get off Ricky Ponting's back you bad-losing wusses! He is one of the best captains Australia has had over the last couple of decades!
    Yes indeed; he'd comfortably make my top five Australian Test captains of the last 20 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Yes indeed; he'd comfortably make my top five Australian Test captains of the last 20 years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    The only whingeing Aussie who comes to mind right now is Ricky Ponting tbh.
    Ponting, aside from one field blow up, has been very honest and straight forward
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    Ponting has always been honest, that's the problem. He was most definitely honest with Duncan Fletcher. Many umpires have been on the receiving end of Ponting's honest thoughts too.

    We always hear about whatever it is he's upset about, and many are sick to death of it.

    It was amazing juxtaposing how Graeme Smith (not exactly known for being a gentleman captain) handled a horrible decision by the umpires off Steyn's bowling to Zaheer (plumb LBW) a day after Ponting blew up over a far far far more reasonable mistake (if it was a mistake at all!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Ponting has always been honest, that's the problem. He was most definitely honest with Duncan Fletcher. Many umpires have been on the receiving end of Ponting's honest thoughts too.

    We always hear about whatever it is he's upset about, and many are sick to death of it.
    yawn.

    We always hear about it because he directly answers questions, and I imagine you'd criticise him if he didn't answer truthfuly either

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    It was amazing juxtaposing how Graeme Smith (not exactly known for being a gentleman captain) handled a horrible decision by the umpires off Steyn's bowling to Zaheer (plumb LBW) a day after Ponting blew up over a far far far more reasonable mistake (if it was a mistake at all!)
    I imagine Ponting is under a lot more pressure and media scrutiny than Smith so I'm prepared to give some leeway. While not entirely excusable, considering the circumstances surrounding the blow up, I don't feel crucifying ricky is fair.

    I think it's quite telling that the media focused on his blow up than the miserable Australian performance
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    Aussie media whingers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    The only whingeing Aussie who comes to mind right now is Ricky Ponting tbh.

    What about the whingers in the Aussie media?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got_Spin View Post
    yawn.

    We always hear about it because he directly answers questions, and I imagine you'd criticise him if he didn't answer truthfuly either
    Wonder what question Duncan Fletcher asked him back in 05 following his run out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got_Spin View Post
    I think it's quite telling that the media focused on his blow up than the miserable Australian performance
    Not really. For all the problems with the Australian cricket media, they dislike their captains acting like dickheads. Ponting did that whilst getting thumped... of course it's going to receive attention.

    Not sure if you read any papers on 27 December, but there was plenty of emphasis on Australia's miserable performance.

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    Duncan Fletcher is a clueless tosser. At basing an argument against ponting based on that bloke

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    i'm punta's biggest fan but what took place with Dar was disgraceful tbh.It's sad really that he always seems to lose the plot onfield when the things start to drift away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Not really. For all the problems with the Australian cricket media, they dislike their captains acting like dickheads. Ponting did that whilst getting thumped... of course it's going to receive attention.

    Not sure if you read any papers on 27 December, but there was plenty of emphasis on Australia's miserable performance.
    Yeah I read the papers, but the TV news focused quite a lot on his blow up rather than another **** bowling performance.

    Aside from this, I'm not slamming Ponting because I can understand that frustrations can sometimes boil over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got_Spin View Post
    Duncan Fletcher is a clueless tosser. At basing an argument against ponting based on that bloke
    What are you talking about?

    Are you honestly trying to argue that Ponting has only had one or two blowups in his career?

    You're off the planet. I don't need to "base an argument". It's friggin public record that Ponting has been in hot water as captain plenty of times.

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