Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has emerged as the worst behaved player to play for the country in the last 20 years and has been asked by former legends of the game to improve his on-field attitude.
Post his side’s recent behavior, Mark Taylor has asked Ponting to improve his on field behavior!
Ponting was amongst in the list of world cricket’s serial offenders, according to a list of official International Cricket Council breaches. Ponting has been forced to pay more than $25,000 in fines since the behavioural measures were introduced in 1992. Of his six breaches, four related to umpire dissent. Under his leadership, Australia has totaled 18 separate code-of-conduct breaches – double the number of incidents during Taylor’s reign between 1992-99.
Fans have lashed out at the Australian side in the wake of the spiteful Perth Test, with more than 70 per cent of respondents in a News Limited poll claiming their actions towards the Windies were over the top and embarrassing. The misconduct included Shane Watson’s churlish send-off of Windies skipper Chris Gayle and a tense confrontation between Sulieman Benn and Australian duo Brad Haddin and Mitchell Johnson.
Mr Ponting…u better pull your’s and your teams socks up!