'Elephant' Ponting must go: Chris Cairns

Updated: 30 November 2011 11:35 IST

Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns said Ricky Ponting in the Australian team is like an 'elephant in the room' and it's about time he moved forward.

'Elephant' Ponting must go: Chris Cairns

New Delhi:

Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns said Ricky Ponting in the Australian team is like an 'elephant in the room' and it's about time he moved forward.


"I don't think you can have two years averaging 27 as a No.3. I think it's his time," Cairns told media on Tuesday.

Cairns also said that Cricket Australia must end his 16-year-long career. "Nobody is making the right decision and they (Cricket Australia) are allowing Ponting to make that decision," he said.

"And when you look at the likes of Mark Taylor, (Ian) Healy, Mark Waugh - they were told it was their time. And there's an elephant in the room at the moment in Ricky Ponting that nobody is really addressing.

The former Kiwi player asked Ponting to quit after the Hobart Test. "Don't get me wrong, I've got the utmost respect for Ricky Ponting but there's a time and a place. And for me, his time and place is Hobart in the second Test against New Zealand. That's to say, 'Thanks very much'," he added.



Topics : Cricket Australia New Zealand Ricky Ponting Chris Cairns
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