Amazing Australia chief Ricky Ponting opened up about the time he surrendered captaincy in the wake of driving Australia to mind boggling statures in all configurations of the game. Ponting is viewed as perhaps the best skipper in game’s history and the flatware be won during his time at rudder was top notch.
Ponting drove Australia in 77 Tests (48 successes) while he assumed responsibility in 228 ODIs (162 successes). He additionally drove his group to two consecutive World Cups in 2003 and 2007, taking his general titles to three. Notwithstanding such accomplishments, Ponting chose to step down as skipper of the group after Australia were taken out in semi-last of ICC World Cup 2011. At that point, he had said nobody requested that he surrender captaincy and he stood firm this time also.
Ponting uncovered surrendering captaincy hurt yet he realized it was the opportune time to resign from the job. He additionally expressed that chose to remain as batsman in the group on the grounds that a great deal of new players were coming in and him being around would help them a ton.
“Did it hurt? Indeed. Surrendering it hurt. I think I understood it was the opportune time for Australian cricket,” Ponting revealed to Sky Sports. “I need to give the following skipper suitable time to go into next couple of huge competitions. I needed to guarantee Michael (Clarke) had sufficient opportunity to be the best chief he can be in the following large occasion.”
“It was truly sensitive that would make it to the following Ashes. I thought it was ideal time to surrender it and give Michael each chance. “I made a hundred in the World Cup quarter-last and I was all the while playing great. There were a couple of eyebrows raised when I said I might want to play on,” Ponting said.
“The significant explanation I played on is on the grounds that there were a ton of youthful folks coming in at that point and I needed to ensure I was around to support them. Trust me, there was nothing left for me to accomplish in the game and I was distinctly around for what I thought was best for Australian cricket.”