Ricky Ponting on Warner’s Test career

Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting believes David Warner missed the chance to end his Test career on his own terms after scoring a double century against South Africa in Melbourne last year and believes that the Sydney Test will be held in Sydney. He should have pulled the pin later, which was his 101st match. in the longest format of the game.

Warner registered scores of 1, 10 and 15 in India in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy before being sent home to recover from an elbow fracture. He has passed 50 only twice in his last 20 Test innings and his place in the Australian playing XI for the Ashes in England is in doubt.

The veteran opener struggled in the 2019 series in England, averaging only 9.50 in five Tests with three ducks in three Tests.

“For him to finish the way he deserves to finish, the obvious thing for me was probably to pull the pin after Sydney. He scored 200 in Melbourne, played his 100th Test, played his 101st Test in Sydney, Which was at his home ground and probably got over there,” Ponting told RSN Cricket.

“The last thing he deserved was to be out on a tour and to come in the middle of a series and be out and his career is over. It would be a terrible way for him to end it. He’s a small guy, a Very stubborn.” A bit of a rookie, so we’ll see how he goes,” he added.

After returning to Sydney from India last week, Warner has said he had ‘no intention’ of retiring. Responding to this, Ponting said that Warner could reach the final of the World Test Championship before the Ashes, but that could spell the end of his Test career.

“I think I have heard them talking about their cycle. This current cycle will end after the World Test Championship, which is obviously a week before the first Ashes Test and I think everything is fine The going is that they want to get David by then.” At least the end of that Test match,” the former captain said.

“It’s up to him though. The only currency you have as a batsman is runs and if you’re not scoring any you leave yourself wide open.

It has happened to all of us, it has happened to me. When you reach a certain age and your form seems to be dropping a bit, the knives get sharpened and it doesn’t take long.”

(This report has been published as part of an auto-generated syndicated wire feed. No edits to the title or body have been made by ABP Live.)

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