Ricky Ponting reinventing himself ahead of Test clash against SA
London: Former Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting has revealed how he needs to ‘reinvent’ himself in the sport during an interview with cricket legend Ian Chappell.
“I have to start playing better off the back foot again. With my technique getting where it was, I was just getting on the front foot too much and not being able to play off the back foot as freely as I used to,” a website quoted Ponting, as saying.
“For me, this Shield season, I started getting back onto the back foot an pulling and hooking as well as I ever have, so that`s what I had to do,” he added.
However, Ponting said that he was already seeing ‘good signs’ in his cricketing skills as he revealed how he was able to focus on the ball ‘really well’.
“I know that Steyn and Morkel will try and drag me across the crease and hit my pads and my back wickets, so I know what training and preparation I`ll have to do through the off-season and the first part of the Shield season to try and get around that. I feel like my balance is really good and I`m seeing the ball really well and for me they`re usually good signs,” he said.