‘He literally wasn’t playing a shot’: When Ricky Ponting’s sledge towards Brian Lara backfired – cricket

Ex-Australian captain Ricky Fonting said a few words to Brian Lara, trying to get into his skin, but later narrated what he would regret as the West Indies played one of his best players. Test innings against Australia. Ponting made a comment when recalling the incident with Lara in an ongoing edition of the Big Bash League.

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“We were playing a test match in Adelaide and he literally didn’t shoot. He was continuing on 30 to 40 balls. And I told him. ‘You are lighting the place today, Brian. You are absolutely applying cream to them. It makes everyone fall asleep. ‘”Ponting recalled at 7Cricket.

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The game Ponting is talking about is the third test between Australia and the West Indies in Adelaide in December 2000. #1 batting average, the West Indies were 3/86 when Lara joined Jimmy Adams and scored 183 points for the fourth week. The partnership took almost 48 times and Lara started slowly. But Ponting’s words backfired when Lara scored a high of 182.

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“An hour and a half later he burned 180 degrees. And at the end of the game, he signed his shirt and said,’Thank you for your inspiration. Best wishes, Brian Lara’,’ added Ponting.

It was the 6th century against Australia and was the fourth highest after 277 games in 1993, 226 games in 2005 and 213 games in Kingston. Lara took 31 tests against Australia and averaged 2856 points over the 51-9 century. It’s Lara’s second best test performance for all teams. Against England, Lara scored 2983 points, with an average of 62 points in 30 tests.