Ricky Ponting, who was changed as skipper by Michael Clarke before the Bangladesh trip, very effectively understood that he wasn’t more time in-charge of the Aussie squad, but aged habits die hard. The fresh skipper, Michael Clarke and VC Shane Watson, silently organised the group management gathering at the beginning of the 3 game Bangladesh trip.
While Ponting didn’t get the official request, he scary the effects of overlooking the gathering if he was thankful to go to because it would’ve amounted to disrespect towards his heir.The outcome was a clear reminder of what post-captaincy life in the Aussie side would – or, more particularly, wouldn’t – involve, The Age claims.
“I wasn’t informed that I wasn’t in the management group anymore, generally. We’d the initial gathering of the trip … it’s about 3 o’clock in the mid-day and I was calling around attempting to get the coach or manager to learn if I was likely to be there.“I couldn’t make contact with them … so I only went down and pulled the door open and they’re seated in there,” he informed The Age recently. Obviously, everybody came and apologised later indicating, ‘We should’ve let you know’. It wasn’t that I was
[anticipating to be included ], I only didn’t desire to be doing the incorrect thing … for a discussion I might have designed to have been in,” Ponting says.