Ponting Backtracks on Bangladesh Cricket

Ponting has had a change of heart or so it seems. He now thinks its cool that Bangaladesh has Test status. This is easily the most self-serving statement from the master batsman. I had a lot of respect for Ponting when he openly criticized the Test status of Bangaladesh a while back.
But now its a different spin. Ponting is on a century scoring spree and a few more to his century count is certainly on the cards. If Ponting and Cricket Australia had the true guts and believed in Ponting’s words, they should have sent in a second string team to Bangladesh. This gives a good chance for new Aussie talent, and at the same time it would have been a good Test of the Bangaldesh team’s true Test status worthiness.
Ponting who is in the form of his career knows that its an opportunity of a lifetime for him to knock a few more easy centuries to his tally. So why bother belittling a struggling Test team. Enjoy it and add a few records. That’s what matters at the end of the day. What a shame!

Author: Pran Kurup

Pran Kurup is founder and CEO of Vitalect, Inc.

2 thoughts on “Ponting Backtracks on Bangladesh Cricket”

  1. I’m watching Bangladesh now at 409/6 so maybe he knew something about the pitch 🙂 This may be the last chance he has to break Lara’s 400 you think ?

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  2. Actually, I didn’t think of Lara’s 400. I was thinking more about Sachin’s century record. In any case, I think the Aussies will be quite happy that they have some score to chase to make it look authentic. This is next only to match fixing! :-)Btw, iIMHO that there is nothing to get scited about the 400+ score. The same Bangla team can be wrapped up for under 100 runs in the second innings.

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