Cold Blooded Advice of Australian Former Captain Ricky Ponting for Cummins and Co.

On Day 3 of the second Ashes Test at Lord's, Australia's cricket team dominated the proceedings, with England facing a lot of criticism from fans and also from former cricketers. The hosts faced a disappointing batting collapse during the opening session of the third day, as they started the proceedings at 278/4 and lost their six wickets within merely 47 runs. This batting collapse didn't sit well with many of the greats of England, like Geoffrey Boycott and Michael Vaughan.

Ricky Ponting, while commenting on the approach of England on ‘Bazball’, stated that many of the side's cricketers have stated that they play to win and that if he were in the Aussie dressing room, he would set the "most ridiculous" target for the hosts.

Ponting said, "Everything we hear from England is that they are not going to be happy with a draw. They're going to do everything to try to win the game. Well, If I'm Australia, I'm batting as long as I can and setting the most ridiculous total. They actually said they would try to win. I will make it as unachievable as possible; let them go as hard as they can."

Jul 1, 2023 6:44 AM