Aus­tralia needs Ponting

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

RICKY Ponting walks away from cap­taincy of the Aus­tralian cricket team with his head held high. His­tory will judge Ponting as one of our great­est ever bats­men but some way down the peck­ing or­der of great cap­tains. He has in­di­cated he wants to keep play­ing for Aus­tralia and it is im­por­tant for the short-term fu­ture of the team that he stays for a cou­ple more sea­sons. We are not blessed with out­stand­ing bats­men and he should con­tinue to play a key role in the bat­ting line-up for a cou­ple more sea­sons at least. Now the bur­den of cap­taincy has been re­moved Ponting can de­vote his en­er­gies to re­cap­tur­ing his best form with the bat. Aus­tralia needs him.

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