I'm not Bhajji's bunny, growls Ponting

Updated: 02 January 2008 07:46 IST

Ricky Ponting may have fallen to the belligerent off-spinner six times in seven Tests but the Australian captain asserted he is not Harbhajan Singh's bunny

I'm not Bhajji's bunny, growls Ponting

Melbourne:

Ricky Ponting may have fallen to the belligerent off-spinner six times in seven Tests but the Australian captain asserted he is not Harbhajan Singh's bunny and is itching to settle scores in the next Test in Sydney.

Ponting, who fell to the spinner in the second innings of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne, called it just an aberration and gave ample hint that he would do everything to set records right.

"We've got a good little battle on our hands," Ponting said.

"I'm actually looking forward to Sydney now, especially after he said some of the stuff he has about getting me out. He must have a pretty short memory," he was quoted as saying by 'The Australian'.

For the record, Harbhajan removed Ponting on all five occasions in the 2001 series, which included three ducks.

Though Ponting was by and large unperturbed in the next two series, in India and Australia, Harbhajan once again threatens to be his bugbear when the offie scalped him in the second innings at the MCG.

Ponting admitted Harbhajan has had the better of their exchanges in Test cricket but stressed he had paid the bowler back in one-dayers.

"There was a World Cup final and all sorts of things in the middle of it (2001 and last week) he seems to have forgotten about pretty quickly," Ponting said.

"He's got a great record against me in Test cricket. It's up to me to get some against him in Sydney," he said.



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