Bangalore - Australia captain Ricky Ponting has apologised for his on-field strop after colliding with team-mate Steven Smith in Wednesday's World Cup win over Canada.
Video: Ponting's on-field strop
Ponting screamed for the catch off Harvir Baidwan, but after successfully pouching the opportunity he angrily threw the ball to the ground.
"We both actually called for it at exactly the same time, which was why there was some confusion around," Ponting explained.
"It wasn't a great reaction I guess. But it certainly wasn't designed to try to inspire the team or anything like that, or to make Steven look in any way in the wrong place or make him look silly.
"If it looked bad, then I apologise for it."