Slightly weird article about ricky ponting:
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So on one hand:
"This was the series I was playing on for without a doubt," he said.
"I felt Australia would have been a stronger side in this Ashes with both me and Mike Hussey in the side.
"The Ashes are the pinnacle and England is the greatest tour to be on. But the bottom line is I just wasn't good enough any more to be a part of this team."
Asked, inevitably, if he would come back if needed, the former skipper said yes but admitted it was almost certainly not going to happen.
"You wouldn't say no, would you, if that call came and I would never say never," Ponting said.
"But you have to say a call-up like that now is extremely unlikely."
I don't really get that...if he thinks he wasn't good enough for the team when he retired, then why would he say yes to an unlikely call-up now? Unless it's taken out of context, and he was talking about an emergency situation where they needed an extra batsmen in the squad.