Players have to move on some stage: Waugh on Ponting, Hussey
Melbourne: Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey have scored plenty of runs against India to revive their careers but Australian great Steve Waugh is not sure if the two batsmen could hold on to their places when the next Ashes is played.
Waugh, who handed over captaincy to Ponting at the age of 38, was full of praise for his successor in his stunning comeback but said the selectors will have to make tough decisions at some time.
"He came back and scored the double century, scored a century in Sydney and had a fantastic series. (but) At some stage players have to move on," Waugh said.
"I mean, he`s 37, 38 - that sort of age. You`ve got to look towards where the future is, so it`s always a tricky decision. John Inverarity, the new chairman of selectors, has probably got to make some tough calls pretty quickly," Waugh said.
"It`s up to Ricky and the selectors (when he goes) but at some stage players have to move on."
Hussey and Ponting will be 38 when the Ashes come around and Waugh says if they have another form slump that could spell the end of their careers. "If those guys are still around scoring runs, great, but by that stage they will be 39-40, it`s pushing it a bit and you don`t want to push the envelope too far in an Ashes series. I think it`s a long way off to say these guys are going to be around then," Waugh was quoted as saying by `The Australian`.
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