I'm sorry people, you can be a fan of Ponting's batting, but his captaincy is crap! The results are (not) there for everyone to see. Losing to Bangladesh, Ashes loss, and now losing defending 430+.
Fair enough every captain has a bad day every now and then, but Ponting's captaincy lacks imagination, he has no idea what to do when things are on the line. His excuse of bowling Lewis at the death being "he's our death bowler," just doesn't cut it. Look at the scoreboard Ricky! Bowl someone else! It is just ridiculous. I can also remember in a ODI when Laxman needed a single off the last ball of the innings at the 'Gabba to get his century and India were 298 and Ponting brought his field in to prevent the single and Laxman just cracked it for four. Imagine if we had of lost that game by one run, who cares if Laxman gets his century, put your men out and defend the innings total!
I just can't see Australia ushering in a new era of players with Ponting as captain, this may be why the selectors continue to recall players like Martyn and Kasprowcz. Kasprowicz may have deserved his recall, but Martyn didn't.