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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old March 14th, 2002, 13:56 Thread Starter
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Ponting makes ME eat humble pie

A few of you will no doubt remember some of the tongue lashings Ive put on ponting recently, I constantly was having a go at his mental weakness and blah blah you heard it all before......

Well I am pleased to report that I was stoked that the guy finally showed some maturity and the resolve that is required from players who done the baggy green let alone who have aspirations of being captain!! If he faltered this match once gilly went out even before actually, I would have flipped it and broken down the ACB's doors demanding he get dumped for good, thankfully he finally stood up and shut my mouth and proved hes worth his salt Now I have a real belief that Ponting will go and establish himself as one of the games better batsmen, confidence and belief are marvelous weapons and right now Ponting is as free and happy as ever, he should rock on from here, now if only mark waugh gets dropped and replaced with lehmann we will have just abt THE PERFECT TEST TEAM
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old March 14th, 2002, 14:04
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Well done Giorgos

I think the ACB have shot themselves in the foot here in that their axeing of the Waugh twins has put doubt in Mark and Steve's mind and i think this is affecting them mentally .

If they were going to drop them, then they should have done it in both forms of the game or not at all.

Having said that, it is pretty hard to keep an in-form Lehmann out of the team, especially since he is not getting any younger either
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Sorry Tiges , I aint convince on Ponting !!

He may have scored a 100 but remember even SA made runs in the 2nd dig. The track was pretty much like Bellerive. The Waugh Bro's must be feeling shaky though !!

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old March 15th, 2002, 23:30
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You guys might be happy with Punter. But i still dont think he can make it to that class. The guy is nowhere to be seen when the hammer is down. He can rip you apart, or you can demolish him off the face of the earth. He might have a superb average, but he isnt material for Australia. He shouldnt turn into one of our top 3 batsmen. I think its time to take a punt that will pay off. Lehmann and Bevan to replace Waugh brothers. It might sound crazy, but S.Waugh is past it, really past it, he has never played good this summer, he had an innings of 54 and 90 ! Is that meant to jkeep him in the squad ! Get tough, or lose your stuff
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