Waugh says Smith should give up Proteas Test captaincy like Ponting

Johannesburg: Former Australian captain Steve Waugh believes South African Test captain Graeme Smith should hand over the job to someone else and follow\ Ricky Ponting’s example.

He said this would help Smith to concentrate more on his individual. “Graeme [Smith] has been captain for a long time, since he was very young. Maybe it would be good for him to be a player, not so much a captain,” Sports24 quoted Waugh, as saying.

“Ricky Ponting has done it and it relieved a lot of pressure on his shoulders. Graeme should think of not being a Test captain and just go there and enjoy his batting,” he added.

Waugh believes the Proteas are still not consistent enough at the Test level and should have beaten Australia 2-0 during Australia’s recent tour of South Africa.

“South Africa has moments when they look like the best side in the world and they have moments when they don’t look like the best side in the world. They are a little bit inconsistent.”

“They really should have beaten Australia 2-0 in the recent tour, but for some reason they can’t quite grab it when the opportunity presents itself,” he added.

Bureau Report

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