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Australian great Gilchrist, others back Ponting

 The sun is reflected in the glasses of Australia's captain Ricky Ponting during a training session in Ahmedabad, India, Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Aust...
 Australia's captain Ricky Ponting reacts during a training session in Ahmedabad, India, Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Australia will play India in a Crick...

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The sun is reflected in the glasses of Australia's captain Ricky Ponting during a training session in Ahmedabad, India, Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Aust...

India Cricket WCup Australia

Australia's captain Ricky Ponting reacts during a training session in Ahmedabad, India, Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Australia will play India in a Crick...

Adam Gilchrist has added his name to the list of former and current players rallying to support Ricky Ponting, saying the beleaguered captain is Australia's best batsman since Sir Donald Bradman.
A report in the Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday quoted an unnamed but allegedly senior Cricket Australia official saying Ponting's days as Australia's limited-overs captain were likely numbered.
Gilchrist, who was Ponting's vice captain before retiring after the 2007 tournament, said the 36-year-old batsman had "earned the right" to discuss his future with Cricket Australia after the World Cup.
Australia, coming off a loss to Pakistan which ended its 34-match World Cup unbeaten streak, plays co-host India at Ahmedabad in the quarterfinals on Thursday.


Updated : 2021-06-22 09:42 GMT+08:00