Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting believes that the crew captained by Steve Smith didn’t have the heart to say 'no' and so he bought caught up in a ball-tampering controversy at Cape Town in 2018. According to Ponting, the bottom for what occurred at Newlands was set a 12 months upfront when he lacked the expertise of senior gamers within the nationwide crew.
The web site ESPNcricinfo quoted Ponting as saying, "I used to be fairly apprehensive that the expertise was going out of our crew. <! –
At the identical time there was an vacancy as a result of departure of skilled gamers, as a result of which they had been unable to say. "
"If I look at the Cape Town issue, I don't think there were more players in the team saying no to such things. Things went completely out of control," he mentioned.
The two-time world-winning captain mentioned, "This is a completely outsider's view. I had nothing to do with the team before the last few months."