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Ricky Ponting shows that he still has that “competitive spirit” | Cricket News


NEW DELHI: At the continuing Bushfire cricket party at the Junction Oval, former Australian captain Ricky Ponting showed that he still has that competitive spirit in him.

The incident occurred when Ponting hit the bat and faced his first ball in the game. Gilchrist XI’s pacemaker, Courtney Walsh, could not control the ball, and ended up throwing a projector, passing the batter and goalkeeper.

Ponting, however, ran back to hit the ball and apparently asked Gilchrist to throw the ball, leaving all fans and commentators divided.

ICC published the video of the incident and subtitled the publication as: “Commentators:” It’s not a competitive game Ricky, – Ponting: “It’s when I’m playing, it still has #BigAppeal.”

In the game, Gilchrist XI won the bat and chose to play first.

Bushfire Bash was originally scheduled to be played today in Sydney, but the weather forecast led Cricket Australia to reschedule the game to ensure the best field and field conditions for the Big Bash League final.

The match is played to raise funds and all proceeds from the match will go to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. It will be played between Ponting XI and Gilchrist XI.

The Bushfire Bash exhibition match is a competition of 10 overs per side, with a Powerplay of five over, no bowling restrictions, and batters cannot leave the first ball they face.

Bowlers will not have excessive limits, the fielders can get on and off as they see fit, while the captains will have the ability to sub and hit the batters during an inning.

Ponting XI: Matthew Hayden, Justin Langer, Ricky Ponting (c), Elyse Villani, Brian Lara, Phoebe Litchfield, Brad Haddin (week), Brett Lee, Wasim Akram, Dan Christian, Luke Hodge. Coach: Sachin Tendulkar

Gilchrist XI: Adam Gilchrist (c & wk), Shane Watson, Brad Hodge, Yuvraj Singh, Alex Blackwell, Andrew Symonds, Courtney Walsh, Nick Riewoldt, Peter Siddle, Fawad Ahmed (one more to announce). Coach: Tim Paine

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