Ricky Ponting rules out taking up full-time coaching in near future

Ricky Ponting, the current coach of the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League, has ruled out the idea of taking up a full-time coaching position with the Australian national team in the near future.

With Justin Langer’s tenure as head coach obviously coming to an end, the name of Ponting, arguably Australia’s most well-known cricketer, has recently been bandied around. Many have hoped that the 46-year-old former captain will consider succeeding Langer because he has previously worked as a batting consultant for the national team.

Ponting, however, he said on Perth radio station that he would not take on full-time obligations because they are “too time consuming.” The 46-year-old, on the other hand, stated that he would be willing to perform brief spells as a consultant, as he did during the Ashes 2019.

Apart from being a successful coach, Ponting has shifted into the job of analyst/commentator upon his retirement. In reality, the 46-year-old is one of the most well-known commentators in the country, with his nuggets for Channel Seven during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and BBL generated a lot of buzz on social media.

Wearing the pundit’s hat, the former Australian captain discussed the Australian team for the T20 World Cup, claiming that the Kangaroos are lacking in power-hitters. According to him, the lack of finishers is attributable to the fact that all national players bat in the top 3/4 for their respective BBL franchises.