Only the 25th man to achieve this feat.
Think Hayden would probably need to retire from tests, myself, which I couldn't see him doing.Langer could do it if he plays till 40...
Hayden conceivably too.
I don't think Ponting has enough left in the tank to do it. I wouldn't rule him out just yet though, because he does go on crazy hot streaks. And more immediately he does seem to love South Africa.Ponting has 69 centuries. If he really wanted to achieve it and set it as a target for himself he could do it no question in my opinion. Another 2-3 years of test cricket, then a couple of seasons playing both state cricket and county cricket. Of course he'll probably do a McGrath and retire from all cricket when he stops playing tests rather than hanging around.
If you ever went to a county game (I take it you meant county, right?) you might be surprised how many do go - and care. Been to ten games already this year and know a few who've seen twice that many.It doesn't matter, as it's lowly country cricket. No one watches, no one cares, no one notices.
it's a bit embarrassing even congratulating him on it, as he was found out and failed at the highest level.
It's like recording stats from street or back yard games.