Melbourne, Feb 17 : Veteran Australian batsman Ricky Ponting must regain form quickly in the one-day series to avoid being "rested” like out of favour wicket-keeper Brad Haddin, a media report has suggested.
“The hunger and the desire for me is as good now as it ever has been through my career. It was great to get some results for all the hard work I''ve put in for the last few months in that series against India. But that''s over and done with now,” The Herald Sun quoted Ponting, as saying.
“I''ve got to look at making sure I play well in the one-day format. I haven''t done that in the last few games. I have to make sure I do that and hopefully continue that form well in to the finals series,” he added.
Ponting had earlier scored a drought-breaking century, a series-ending double century and averaging a hundred across the four Tests against India.
He agreed with Haddin''s original summation that the latter had indeed been dropped from the ODI series.
"I think Brad''s been spot on the mark with everything he''s had to say. He''s got a week where hopefully he''s not answering those questions anymore and he can get a really good Sheffield Shield game under his belt, score some runs, take some catches, and come out of this week a lot happier guy than he is at the moment,” he added.(ANI)
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