Port of Spain: West Indies pacer Kemar Roach, who rocked Ricky Ponting’s career in 2009 by finding a chink in his armour, has vowed to take on the former Australian skipper during the remainder of the three-Test series.
It was Roach who thundered a bouncer onto Ponting`s elbow during a Test in Perth in 2009, which forced the Australian skipper to retire hurt.
Roach has already landed a blow on Ponting in the Caribbean, capturing his wicket in the first innings in Port of Spain - the fourth time in five matches that has happened, a leading daily reports.
``I say he`s a challenge, I won`t say I have the wood on him, he`s a great batsman, I respect what he`s done in cricket, but I have a job to do for my team. If that`s to run at him, then I`m going to do it,`` Roach said.
Roach is relishing the duel with Australia`s most prolific Test run-scorer.
``Ricky Ponting`s a great batsman, a legend of cricket. To get that wicket, on a difficult pitch, easy for batting, it`s very good,`` he said.