Undoubtedly greatest captain of all time in the history of cricket is willing to do whatever job to help the Australian national side to regain their dominance in the world of cricket. Ricky Ponting has admitted that he is interested in both national selecting panel and coach staff jobs. If the Australian cricket board offers him a job he will do it.
At first, rumours were that Ricky is going to coach the national side of Australia but that didn’t happen as cricket Australia continue to have faith in their current coach Darren Lehmann. But now after the recent resigning of chief selector Rod Marsh after Australia’s poor form, Ponting is a possible contender for that job.
“I’d consider it and have a think about it. I’ve said to Cricket Australia from the moment I’ve finished I’m happy to get involved somewhere and help out where I can,” according to Australian Associated Press quoting.
This stuff of Ponting’s future job started and heated up when Indian Premier League announced Mahela Jayawardena’s appointment as the new head coach of the leading franchise Mumbai Indians for the upcoming season of the tournament which indirectly made Ponting available and free for other jobs.
“Full time coaching roles for me are something that we need to work through and talk about. With that role, you’re probably on the road for six or seven months of the year and I’ve done that for 20 years,” recently released Mumbai Indians coach said.
Everyone wants a person like Ponting who creates his influence of leadership wherever he goes. Then let it be playing or coaching or management jobs. And he has proved his worth indeed in the world’s most prestigious T20 club tournament by winning IPL titles both as a player and coach with Mumbai Indians in 2013 and 2015 respectively.