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Ricky Ponting opens up on David Warner’s Test career
By SMCS - Mar 2, 2023 2:45 pm
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Ricky Ponting feels that Australia opener David Warner may have missed the chance to end his career on his own terms as the opener struggles with the bat. Warner had returned back home from the Border-Gavaskar trophy in India due to an injury. Once he reached back home, he said that he was hopeful of making it to the squad for this year’s Ashes as well. Ponting, however, feels that the World Test Championship final, which will be played just before the Ashes, could be the last chance for Warner as well.

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“I think I’ve heard him talk before about their cycle. This current cycle will finish after the World Test Championship, which is obviously the week before the first Ashes Test and I would think all going well that they want to get David through until the end of that Test match at least,” Ricky Ponting, who will coach Warner at the Delhi Capitals in the IPL, told RSN.

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“It’s up to him though. The only currency you have as a batsman is runs and if you’re not scoring any you leave yourself open. It’s happened to all of us, it happened to me. When you get to a certain age and it looks like your form is dropping off slightly, then the knives are sharpened and it doesn’t take long. For him to finish the way he deserves to finish, the obvious thing for me was maybe to pull the pin after Sydney. He got 200 in Melbourne, played his 100th Test, played his 101 Test in Sydney, his home ground and maybe finish there,” he again stated.

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“The last thing he deserved is to be away on a tour and get in to the middle of a series and get dropped and his career is over. That would be an awful way for him to finish. He’s a driven little man, a pretty stubborn little bugger, so we’ll see how he goes,” Ricky Ponting concluded.