My ODI career is over, will play Tests: Ponting

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Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 8:52 [IST]
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Ponting says, ODI career over

Sydney, Feb 21: Australia's former captain Ricky Ponting has given up on returning to One Day team after being dropped on Monday, but will continue to play Tests.

Addressing a media conference at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Tuesday, Ponting expected not to be recalled to the ODI side.

"I have been dropped, which is disappointing but I accept that. My performances over the last five games haven't warranted me being there," Ponting said.

"John (Inverarity) has been pretty clear on the reasons why and the direction they are heading with the one-day team and I am not part of their plans. It's a bit hard to say I've retired given I've been dropped but I don't expect to play one-day international cricket any more and I'm sure the selectors don't expect to pick me either."

Ponting said he wanted to continue playing Test matches.

"I've only got Test cricket left now and I want to make every post a winner," he added.

"I think I've proved this summer that I can still play great cricket for Australia and deserve to be out there."

The 37-year-old scored just 18 runs in five matches in the ongoing tri-series. He has scored 13,704 ODI runs in 375 matches. He is the second highest run-getter in 50-over cricket after Sachin Tendulkar.


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