Chennai: Feb 28, 2013
Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie is confident that retired cricketer Ricky Ponting will be a success in his short county championship stint with Surrey in June-July.
"Ricky loves his cricket. He's a cricket tragic like we all are. He's not playing international cricket any more so two months at Surrey will be great for him, great for the county game,” Gillespie said, as reported by www.cricket.com.au
But Gillespie does not see Ponting as back up for the Ashes series in England, which opens with the first Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, on July 10.
"Wildcard for the Ashes? I don't think so. Ricky's retired from international cricket and I'd be incredibly surprised if that was reversed," he said.
First Published: February 28, 2013, 4:20 pm