August 27, 2009

Don’t leave a sinking ship, Ricky Ponting.

Leave it when it’s sunk. Your job is far from done. The day isn’t far when a minnow nation will beat you in a test match. Expect you to blame it on a few bad sessions.

Shakib looks more than likely to knock you out. He has a few handy spinners, bet you don’t even know their names. Do you know Shakib’s name – he’s the Bangladeshi captain, no it isn’t Ashraful anymore.

For the time being, stick as the one day captain, there’s a Champions Trophy in a few weeks. You are the world champions, fifty overs, that’s your scene.

Of course, Clarke beat the Pakis in the desert, you were on leave. Is the one-day break something you picked from Sachin? So you could concentrate on losing the Ashes.

Good, you’ve never been too keen on Twenty20. Though going by the roundabout explanation on split-captaincy options it was tough to tell who was saying what – or who was being made to say what?

You aren’t a very direct person. Have you started to speak in the third person?

Anyway, about the T20 tamasha, leave that to pup. And concentrate on the test record, that’s what Sachin is doing.

7 comments:

straight point said...

indeed his job is half done...

tho i am not sure whether ricky chasing sachin will keep him going of whether ricky approaching sachin's records keeps sachin going for tests...?

Som said...

Alpha bat turned out the alpha rat and deserted the sinking ship.

Christopher Poshin David said...

i doubt he'll run away......he wants to be back in 2013 and he waould want to be back as a skipper and not as a player under clarke.........

Naked Cricket said...

SP, ponting claims he doesn't play for records. If SMG hears that he'll spank him. But I tend to believe ponting here, his demons are from elsewhere, not number crunching.

Naked Cricket said...

Som, after a long time something on ponting that sounds good, even if it isn't.

Naked Cricket said...

Chris, I have my doubts too, he will stay - there's this obstinate determination about him, refuses to accept that his captaincy has had it

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