Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting Sunday slammed the present group for showing “no desperation” after Nathan Lyon determined towards reviewing his lbw resolution on day 4 of the fourth Test towards India in Sydney. Lyon was adjudged LBW after being hit on the pad off a Kuldeep Yadav supply. He requested non-striker Mitchell Starc if he ought to decide for a overview, however the duo determined towards it regardless of two evaluations remaining of their innings and solely two wickets left.
At stumps on day 4, Australia have been bundled out for 300 within the first innings after which India enforced follow-on. The hosts then got here out to bat within the second innings, trailing by 322 runs. India had piled up a mammoth 622 of their first innings.
“That dismissal actually says a lot to me about the mindset of this Australian team at the moment. There’s no desperation there whatsoever,” Ponting stated on Channel Seven, one of many host broadcasters. “Why wouldn’t they have had a look at that? They’ve still got the two reviews up their sleeve. There had to be some sort of doubt in that,” Ponting added.
The former three-time World Cup successful cricketer additionally slammed pacer Starc, who was at the non-stricker’s finish, for not intervening. “Given out straight away and Mitchell Starc just puts his hand out and says ‘oh well, it’s not me, it’s up to you to make (a call)”. “Well, unfortunately, when you’re out there together it’s a partnership. You’ve got to do whatever you can to try and save your mate. And there was absolutely none of that there,” he added.
Replays prompt the ball would have most likely struck Lyon exterior the road of off stump and he could have been adjudged not out if DRS was taken. “And as it’s shown already that would have been given not out. Slack and not desperate enough. You can see where Mitchell Starc is standing at the non-striker’s end,” he added. “One, look how wide he’s standing. There’s no need to be that wide in the first place. Nathan Lyon looks up, ‘Oh what do you reckon?’ ‘Oh I don’t know mate. Yeah I don’t know. But let’s not bother looking. We’ve only got two (reviews) up our sleeve,” Ponting stated.