Inside Story of Australian Cricket! Ricky Ponting was hanging on the sword, so Michael Clarke had saved
It is not easy for Australian captains to remain in the team after leaving the captaincy. Usually he retires as a captain.
Australian cricket is again a topic of discussion these days. The schedule of the Ashes series is the reason, the deadlines have been uprooted. Another new Shigufa of Australian cricket, who became the center of discussion on these issues, has been waged by former captain Michael Clarke. He made a big disclosure about how he saved Ricky Ponting from being dropped from the team.
It is not easy for Australian captains to remain in the team after leaving the captaincy. Usually he retires as captain, Alan Border, Mark Taylor, Steve Waugh and even Michael Clarke have been great examples of this. But, this is not the case with Ricky Ponting.
Ponting was saved from being dropped from the team
Ricky Ponting relinquished the captaincy of the Australian team after the 2011 World Cup. After him, Michael Clarke was given the command of Australia. Even after leaving the captaincy, Ponting remained with the team. Talking to former NRL star Brett Finch, Michael Clarke said that Australian selectors were in the mood to drop Ricky Ponting. But I did not allow this to happen. Because I took the captaincy from them. That's why I stood for them.
We needed ponting - Clarke
According to Clarke, the selectors said that it is rarely that someone left the team after leaving the captaincy. That's why Ponting has to go. But I said that we need them. He is like another coach for us. We also need their batting.
Ponting played 16 Tests under Clarke's captaincy.
Ricky Ponting himself had admitted that he was in the last phase of his career, when Michael Clarke stood up for him. He played 16 Tesches under Clarke's captaincy and scored 1015 runs at an average of 37.59. Whereas he averaged 51.85 on his pick.