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    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
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    4teenth thread - will Ponting comeback rumours be the new Warne comeback story?

    Saw it discussed elsewhere that a Ponting SOS was vaguely alluded to. Now every Ashes since Australia last won one (yes younger readers it did happen in the distant past) has been full of these rumours about Warne. Alas, Australia's weakness (aside from a lack of culture and contributions to the wider world and an unhealthy sourness in defeat) is undoubtedly batting. Despite Ponting being a bit meh for the final stages of his career, will the media be crying out for him and more importantly will he play on it like Warne did/does?

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    Ponting's reason for retiring was he felt he didn't deserve his spot anymore. The irony of that statement will be lost on few here given Australia's current batting line up.
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    Made it clear on Sky that it will not be an issue.

    Bring back Ramps though. Now that is something I can get behind.

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    Tbf I was right behind that campaign in 2009

    Well, kinda. Anyone but Ravi at that point.


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    As was I. Refuse to ever give up hope that Ramps will make it as an international batsman.

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    Mid 40s average against them Aussies iirc.

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    I don't doubt there'll be a time in the series when we wish Ponting was there, but it ain't gonna happen
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    Doubt he'd act all coy about it like Warne did.
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    Tbh if you took the time to read the article and/or watch the interview you'd realise what he basically said was in the event of injuries or a total loss of form from some of the players; more to the point I'm pretty sure Punter will be in the Caribbean t20 from the start of August whih rules him out of 3 of the tests anyway.

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    pretty sure a warne comeback story will be the new warne comeback story tbf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    I don't doubt there'll be a time in the series when we wish Ponting was there, but it ain't gonna happen
    I'll let the duck answer for me...

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    I can see it now. Ponting answers the call of a shambolic Australia and he strides purposefully out to bat with Australia 3-0 down at Chester-le-Street, the scoreboard reading 9-2. The crowd get to their feet as one, roaring with delight as the old hero strides across the turf - no, not Ponting. Stuart Broad has just bowled 11 overs and taken 1-1, and having had a quick chat with the umpire, nipped off for a totally justified and perfectly legitimate back-rub and sauna. The replacement fielder, warming up by whirling a giant sausage around his head, is Cumberland's Greatest Living Englishman, Gary Pratt.

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    Ponting won't become the new Warne in terms of possible comebacks because he's not that good*

    *in Ashes terms.

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    Well he still hasn't finished his autobiography ............................

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    Pratt should go to a book signing of it when its finished.

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