India are marching in direction of a dominant series-levelling victory soon after lessening Australia to 133 for six at stumps on the third day. The hosts are forward by just two operates with only four wickets in hand, likely into the penultimate working day.
And Ponting minced no terms in criticising the Australian batsmen.
“You can not blame the pitch. The pitch has been totally excellent today. It can be a minor bit of spin, of course, but you’d anticipate that. Day three of a Test Match. Quite little on present for the rapid bowlers, but it is just been very poor batting. Incredibly, extremely weak batting so much,” Ponting was quoted as stating by Seven.
The former skipper believes the Australians were not proactive sufficient from the Indian bowlers in this match.
“It’s been one particular of the good reasons, I think, that they’ve eventually acquired them selves out, actively playing rash photographs. They haven’t been in a position to tick the scoreboard about on a standard enough basis. Tension builds. When tension builds, lousy shots appear,” Ponting explained.
“I talked about it in the initial innings as perfectly especially with the way they performed Ravi Ashwin. They were not proactive towards him. Sure, it’s been great bowling, but at times versus the ideal bowlers you have to take a lot more risks as a batsman. For the sheer fact they are not likely to bowl undesirable balls.”
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A depleted Indian attack shrugged off an damage to pacer Umesh Yadav to rout Australia’s batsmen and give on their own a platform for a series-levelling victory on Day 3 of the 2nd Test. (Getty Photographs)
He went on to praise the display of the Indian bowling assault.
“The lesser proficient bowlers you can sit on all day due to the fact you know you’re likely to one particular or two scoring possibilities an around, but Bumrah, Ashwin, Jadeja, even Siraj to a sure diploma in this match, they you should not make many problems.
“They’ve in fact compelled the Australian batsman into creating problems. When you might be just sitting there waiting around for very good bowlers to make mistakes, you’re fundamentally a sitting duck,” Ponting said.