Ricky Ponting hints his ODI career is over
Sacked from Australia’s ODI team, two-time World Cup winning former captain Ricky Ponting on Tuesday conceded that his one-day career is over but made it clear that he would continue playing Test cricket.
The 37-year-old Ponting stopped short of announcing a formal retirement from ODIs, a day after he was dropped from the squad for the ongoing triseries, but said he would continue to play in Tests and try to contribute for the team.
“I will continue playing Test cricket and I’ll continue playing for Tasmania as well. I think I proved to everyone and myself that I am still capable of dominating Test cricket as I did in the last Test series against India,” Ponting told a news conference at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Although Ponting did not state categorically that he was retiring from one-dayers, he conceded that he had been informed by national selector John Inverarity that he did not fit into the selectors’ plans in the 50-over format as they build towards the 2015 World Cup.