Brisbane, Dec 1 : Australian batsman Michael Hussey has thrown his support behind under-pressure Ricky Ponting, saying that the 36-year-old still has a future in Test cricket despite a dismal run of form.
"I just watch him in the nets and the way he prepares and he's still got the hunger to do well, still enjoys the battle out in the middle. He is batting quite well, sometimes you just get a bit of luck going against you - and that can eat away at your confidence a little bit," the Age quoted Hussey, as saying.
"All he needs is one or two good scores and I reckon you'll see a string of really good scores from Ricky," he added.
Since the Ashes last December, Ponting has averaged just 14.15 from 13 innings.
However, his gritty knock in Australia's record-breaking chase in the second Test against South Africa in Johannesburg has proved that he deserves a spot in the squad. (ANI)