Ricky Ponting made a bold prediction that team India would not even make 200 in the last innings of the SCG Test. Ponting wouldn’t have even imagined that the Indian side would not only prove him wrong but also draw the test match. After India reached the mark of 200 on day 5 of SCG test, Wasim Jaffer and Virender Sehwag trolled the former Australian skipper.
The two former cricketers reminded Ponting of his immature prediction and took a playful dig at him on Twitter. Jaffer shared a meme and indirectly stated that Ponting should have deleted his tweet in which he declared that India will not even make 200. On the other hand, Virender Sehwag too joined in the fun shared a funny IPL meme in which Rishabh Pant was standing behind Ricky Ponting as if to say that anything can happen with him in the squad.
Ricky Ponting Responds After Getting Trolled on Twitter
The Indian wicket-keeper batsman today one of the all-time great 4th innings knock under pressure. His 97 runs even at one time made India believe that they can also go on and win the Test match. Unfortunately, he missed out on a well- deserved century and India then started batting for a draw.
Coming back to Ponting, he saw Twitter joking about him when India was pilling on the runs at SCG. Ponting that tweeted that he expected the pitch to be more difficult to bat on day 5 of the Test match. He even complimented Rishabh Pant who electrified the SCG with his astonishing knock.
“So much for the prediction of India scoring under 200, this pitch hasn’t deteriorated anywhere near what I was expecting. Like the way Rishabh Pant’s playing, it’s the perfect approach to take in these conditions. And now it’s game on”, wrote Ricky Ponting.
So much for the prediction of India scoring under 200, this pitch hasn't deteriorated anywhere near what I was expecting. Like the way Rishabh Pant's playing, it's the perfect approach to take in these conditions. And now it's game on #AUSvIND
— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) January 11, 2021
Meanwhile, team India showed great courage and determination and batted 130 overs to draw the 3rd Test match. It was a fine partnership between Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin who kept fighting till the end and remained unbeaten. The series is now locked at 1-1 with the last Test match to be played at Brisbane from January 15.