Cape Town – His greatness assured, Ricky Ponting has done
the right thing by stepping down from Test cricket after the decisive final
Test between Australia and South Africa from Friday (04:30 SA time).
Ponting has customarily been influential to the point of
heartbreak in these parts when facing the Proteas -- something to be expected
when you consider how often that personal dominance coincided with a golden era
for Australian cricket and one in which our country overwhelmingly played
second fiddle to them in series terms.