I won't overstay my welcome in Australia squad: Ponting

The former Australia captain said he didn't believe it was his 'time' yet.



London, Oct. 28 (ANI):
Former Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting has said that he would rather walk away than allow the selectors to drop him from the Australian squad.

"I don't think it would get to that. I'm a realist and, I'll understand that if there's players out there who can play the game better than me, I'll be the first to accept it and walk away," News.com.au quoted Ponting, as saying during an interview with cricket legend Ian Chappell.

"I'm not going to let it get to the stage where the selectors drop me. I think I'll identify the right time," he added.

Ponting, who would be facing the Proteas squad in a three-Test tour series, beginning on November 9, said he didn't believe it was his 'time' yet, and therefore, currently wants to only focus on the Brisbane Test.

"I haven't felt that yet at all so I know it's not the right time. I'm just going to prepare for the Brisbane test match, hopefully get a few there and see what happens," he said.


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