Former test greats have called on Ricky Ponting to retire at the end of the summer
before he risks being axed by selectors looking for youth.
Ponting is one of at least four players whose test careers will come under the microscope
after Australia's eight wicket loss to South Africa in the first test.
Opening Phil Hughes, misfiring paceman Johnson, and wicketkeeper brad Haddin must all be
feeling the pinch.
The former test cricketer who turns 37 next month and made 8 and 0 in this test, will be under
huge pressure. Ponting has 254 test runs in the past year at an average of 18.84 per test.
Ian Chappell today identified Ponting as one of the players who should be dropped from the
South Africa debacle. Kepler Wessels also supported the comments of Chappell, as the challenge is that Ponting will finish his career being dropped.
West Indian great, Michael Holding is hoping that Ponting is not tapped on the shoulder by selectors in what would be a poor way to finish his career.
His highest score in the last year has been 51 no versus England in Brisbane.