...has been playing for him lately and unfortunately the difference has been noticed. This is not Ricky Ponting.
Let's have a look at the impersonator's recent innings'...
Dec 26 - 29 (Melbourne)
RT Ponting b Khan 4
RT Ponting c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh 3
Jan 2 - 6 (Sydney)
RT Ponting lbw b Harbhajan Singh 55
RT Ponting c Laxman b Harbhajan Singh 1
Jan 16 - 18 (Perth)
RT Ponting c Dravid b Sharma 20
RT Ponting c Dravid b Sharma 45
Jan 24 - 28 (Adelaide)
RT Ponting b Sehwag 140 (some outlier! - what happened?)
Feb 10 Australia v India (Melbourne)
RT Ponting c Tendulkar b I Sharma 9
Feb 15 Australia v Sri Lanka (Perth)
RT Ponting c Jayawardene b Vaas 25
Feb 17 Australia v India (Adelaide)
RT Ponting c RG Sharma b Patel 10
Es nicht gut!
Dear Ricky Ponting,
Is it something we did? We miss you and we need you.
If you want to have a holiday, please just say, don't go getting your stunt double to do the job for you, we're better off with Brad Hodge.
And next time, please don't go out of mobile phone range so we can ring you and tell you to hurry back while your captaincy and all is still secure.
We hope to see you very soon. If you need counseling, please don't hesitate to contact me. For you I'm available at any hour of the day.
Miss Field for Cricket Australia