Former Australian captain and legend Ricky Ponting has recently revealed something shocking to the world after England lost Test 1 of the Ashes series. England, after Brandon McCullum took over England’s command as a Test coach, is following an aggressive approach to playing cricket, which the media termed “Bazball” after the Brandon McCullum nick name “Baz”. The decision to induct Brandon McCullum as a coach in test cricket has so far paid off, as the team under the guidance of Baz and Ben Stokes has played fearless cricket so far. Even in Test 1 of the Ashes series, England’s side played really well but unfortunately ended on the losing side.
Ricky Ponting’s name came up suddenly during the Ashes series when Ollie Robinson mentioned him while apologizing for his abusive send-off to Usman Khawaja. Ricky Ponting was not happy with his name being dragged in such situations and replied to Ollie Robinson, saying that he has a lot to learn about the Ashes series and Australians. Now, he is making headlines after making a shocking revelation in the Guerilla Cricket podcast, saying that “I actually got asked before Brendon took the job—there you go, you guys might be the first to find that out”.
“I did take some calls from Robert Key as soon as he took over that job.” However, Ponting, who is the head coach of Indian Premier League side Delhi Capitals, turned down the offer, as he wants to spend time with his family”.
“But I’m just not ready for a full-time international coaching job, where I am at in my life. Having travelled as much as I have, with young kids now, I just don’t want to be away as much as I was.” “And even talking to Brendon, his family is only just arriving today. When you have got kids that are in school, moving them around, that’s not what I want to do,”Ricky Ponting added