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Ricky Ponting

Postby SE13 » Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:38 am

Something on the news just now, I didn't catch it properly, but the words "has announced his retirement" were prominent.

More when I hear it.
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Re: Ricky Ponting

Postby rogerthornhill » Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:01 am

SE13 wrote:Something on the news just now, I didn't catch it properly, but the words "has announced his retirement" were prominent.

More when I hear it.


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Re: Ricky Ponting

Postby Inchpräctice » Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:11 am

That's a shame.
I was hoping to hear the words ".....Ponting"

"....stupid face smashed in by a woman.....apparently English"
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Re: Ricky Ponting

Postby rogerthornhill » Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:35 am

Inchpractice wrote:That's a shame.
I was hoping to hear the words ".....Ponting"

"....stupid face smashed in by a woman.....apparently English"


With the way the ODI series is going it would be much more likely to be

".....Strauss"

"....stupid face smashed in by a woman.....apparently English"
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Re: Ricky Ponting

Postby SE13 » Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:21 am

rogerthornhill wrote:
SE13 wrote:Something on the news just now, I didn't catch it properly, but the words "has announced his retirement" were prominent.

More when I hear it.


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How strange! Why Twenty/20? :dontknow:
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Re: Ricky Ponting

Postby Gunner Down Under » Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:56 am

He doesn't like playing all forms of cricket or something and wants to concentrate on playing Test matches.

But they are quite different and have different strategies if you look at it closely.
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Re: Ricky Ponting

Postby rogerthornhill » Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:44 am

Maybe he doesn't read the 20-20 game well enough. Australia didn't get out of the group stage at the recent international tournament. (Was it the World Cup?) It's popular with the public but it's just a thrash, quite often you might just as well toss a coin to determine the result.
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Re: Ricky Ponting

Postby Jay22 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:43 pm

It makes sense actually. Tendulkar, Dravid & Ganguly did the same thing during the last 20/20 WC. They asked the selectors not to select them as they wanted to concentrate on their test careers.
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Re: Ricky Ponting

Postby SE13 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:01 pm

Has he retired from ODI as well?

If he wants to concentrate on the test side of things, surely retiring from both the shorter versions makes sense?
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Re: Ricky Ponting

Postby Jay22 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:18 pm

He has retired only from 20/20. He'll still be playing ODIs.

http://www.cricinfo.com/australia/conte ... 23805.html
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Re: Ricky Ponting

Postby rogerthornhill » Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:44 pm

He won't be playing tomorrow but he will be back for the 4th match in this series.
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Re: Ricky Ponting

Postby BennisBergkamp » Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:21 pm

Fully respect the man. Twenty20 is an awful, stupid sport while Test cricket is the very nectar of life itself.
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