Ponting upset by mistakes against retiring Clarke

Ricky Ponting has expressed his disappointment over a navigation of mistakes levelled against retiring captain Michael Clarke following Australia’s Ashes series defeat against England.

Ponting upset by mistakes against retiring Clarke

Clarke’s captaincy was severely called into question by former cricketers, including former coach John Buchanan and ex-teammate Andrew Symonds.

Ponting said that it had been a little disappointing to see some of the public mistakes levelled at Clarke at a time when his enormous

contribution to Australian cricket should be acknowledged.

Ponting, who preceded Clarke as national captain, also admitted that the 34-year-old loved the game and performed with distinction for Australia as batsman and captain and took the ability job at a challenging time.

The former captain said that Clarke should look back on his career with extent satisfaction and pride, as his statistics and long life are right up there with the very best cricketers of all time.

Clarke will draw curtains on his international career after the final and fifth Ashes Test, which starts from Thursday at the Oval.

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