Brave Ponting showed his guts once more.

India
January 7, 2009 10:51pm CST
Ricky has done a great job to save the pride of Australia.His bold declaration not only save his team from white wash for the first time in 132 years,but also managed to hold the top spot in test cricket.He knew that Australia has already seen the fate while mighty South Africa chased a mammoth 414 to create a history.But this time Ponting showed the world his iron nerves and won the battle.
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• India
8 Jan 09
Yes, what Ponting did is really couragious.He has not only saved his team from being white wash,but also hold the ICC top rank.He has got a very inexperience bowling attack.more over in this very match they had two debutants.SA got 113 overs to chase only 387.thoug they had their man in form captain Greme was injoured.But this sort of reasons cannot reduce Ponting's marks.we all know god helps the braves.So Ponting is the winner.
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@aakay4u (799)
• India
9 Jan 09
Yes it was Ponting and Australia we have been known them to be in the last test match between Australia and South Africa.They held on the number one position and who knows they will bounce back like a wounded tiger in the forthcoming matches.
• India
8 Jan 09
Yes Ponting took very difficult decision and this time around they are lucky also fortune favour the brave.SA should draw this match but their biggest lost is Smith if he is not injured than the result might be different and everybody blame ponting. Ponting and Smith both show guts and both great captain.
• India
8 Jan 09
He may be brave to declare the innings just because he knows that Smith is not paying at top order or me may not play at all. Have you seen how Kallis got out in second innings and The brave ponting was to give him out even though he didn't cought it. It was grounded by the catcher. Other wise the match would have turned , and I don't know what world would be called him.
• India
8 Jan 09
Ricky has done a great job to save the pride of Australia ?? yeah, i agree he really has done although by cheating he saved his country's pride. you might know that kallis was the victim of wrong decision and kallis being such a player who really has great potential to give a winning shot .. and i really hope that you haven't forgotten that match in sydney in 2008 ( aus vs. ind )? all i want to say is , Australia is losing its pride in cricket, i know more enjoy their match ... they are world's no. 1 loser and this is what they refuse to accept ! why most of the wrong decision take place in favor of aus. only and why is aus. team always trapped in controversy ?
@srijshm (1165)
• India
8 Jan 09
I am the first one to indulge in Ponting bashing, but this a case he deserves to be praised.Not for his bold decision but for his correct decision. There was very little chance that SA will win, the only other option was a draw. Howvever i congradulate ponting for winning with such an inexperienced attack.And making sure that aussies remain at the top of the icc ranking