Ponting appears to be aging suddenly

March 17th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI  

Bangalore, Mar. 17 (ANI): Sydney Morning Herald columnist Robert Craddock believes that Australian captain Ricky Ponting’s tantrum throwing incident in a World Cup match against Canada on Wednesday, suggests that he is getting on in years, and probably growing more frustrated and old.

“Ponting looks like a man who had a gutful of cricket and all its pressures.It’s sad … a bit like seeing Peter Pan suddenly sprout grey hair and walk with a limp.But if you play the game into your 37th year there can be only limited sympathy because most wise souls leave before then,” says Craddock.

He also says that he would not be surprised if Ponting quits cricket after this World Cup.

“The way Ponting threw the ball down in anger and disgust after the mildest of collisions with Steve Smith when taking a skied catch against Canada looked quite revealing. That’s not the Ponting we know, the boy who used to dream of being an AFL star and who would have been right at home in the rough of tumble of modern football where such a brush would have been as offensive as a swatting a fly,” he says. (ANI)

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