Well even if he believes that Ponting is better than Sachin..its his opinion...he is entitled to it..its not a big deal...He does have a point though..over the last couple of years..especial 2001-2005, Ponting has been more consistent than both Lara and Tendulkar..however that might have something to do with a couple of factors..
1)Lara was already past his peak, being much older.
2)Tendulkar was suffering from various injury problems, having played much more than Ponting
3)Most of the great fast bowlers of the 90s, Donald, Ambrose, Walsh, Wasim and Waqar were gone.
There was a huge difference between the Ponting that played against Wasim, Waqar, Shoaib and Saqlain in 99-00 and the Ponting that played against half fit Shoaib, Rana Naved, Danish Kaneria and Iftikhar Anjum in 04-05.