At the risk of starting yet another "Slag off the Aussies" festival:
Lara's Record Selfish: Ponting
My opinion is that Ponting should keep his trap shut. While it's true that Lara's record came at the cost of a good chance of winning the match, The best thing for West Indies cricket to be achieved out of that match was to avoid a series defeat and restore some pride in West Indies cricket. Brian Lara achieved this and then some.
Ricky Ponting should realise that whilst this is not the current Australian style of play, it isn't neccessarily selfish or wrong.