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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ponting stands down as captain: tragic hero?

It must have been hard for Ricky Ponting to fall on his captain's sword as publicly and graciously as he did today . Yes, his batting form (the last innings century v India excepted) hasn't been all that flash and his captaincy has displayed some abrasiveness which, had it come from some of his predecessors, would have been excused.

At least he was only booed onto the field by opponents' supporters, not, as his presumed successor Michael Clarke was a couple of months ago, by his own team's supporters.

If Cricket Australia thinks that this change alone will be enough to revive Australian cricket I think, and I hope I'm wrong, that they need to think again.
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