You're comparing him to Shane Watson though, who scored runs before the final AND in the final.
Why does it matter who gets the MOTS, Ponting was superb with the bat and as captain, Watson was superb with the bat and the ball. Who was the better player cannot be qualified as both excelled in their roles which were different in so many ways. Somehow I dont think either of them feel they deserved it more than each other and in their own way look at it more of a team achievment than an individual honor. Well done to both of them I say.
He scored extremely slowly against India, and in any case the innings was inconsequential, and the West Indies were crap. Even then, he failed to go on with it both times.
Put it this way- I wouldn't trade Watto's century in the final for both of Ponting's group-stage knocks put together. When you throw his bowling into the equation it becomes a non-contest.
Guys it is Watson......
Slightly off topic and perhaps already mentioned, but surely Watto is now the only player in history to win 2 CT Final MOTM awards?
Shane Watson for sure.
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