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Ponting in a tense standoff with Ian Chappell, Allan Border.

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Sydney, Nov 19 (ANI): Australian skipper Ricky Ponting Ricky Thomas Ponting (born December 19 1974, in Launceston, Tasmania) is an Australian cricketer and current captain of the Australia national cricket team (for both One-Day International and Test cricket).  remains in a tense stand-off with former captains Ian Chappell Ian Michael Chappell (born September 26, 1943 at Unley, South Australia), is a former cricketer who played for South Australia and Australia. He captained Australia between 1971 and 1975 before playing a central role in the breakaway World Series Cricket organisation.  and Allan Border Allan Robert Border AO (born 27 July 1955 in Sydney, New South Wales) is a former Australian cricket captain. His playing nickname was "A.B.". He played 156 Tests in his career, a record until it was passed by fellow Australian Steve Waugh. , following their comments in the aftermath of the controversial fourth Test against India in Nagpur.

Ponting came under fire over his decision to bowl part-timers when Australia might have pushed for victory in Nagpur, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

The Australian captain was facing a possible suspension for his team's slow over-rate and was accused of placing his own interests first in deciding to bowl the part-timers.

At a pre-Test luncheon in Brisbane yesterday, Ponting said he remained upset at the criticism he received, particularly that from Chappell and Border.

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 or probably won't for a while," he said.

"That's fine, I understand people are going to have opinions on players and my captaincy. A lot of times you totally respect that," he said.

"I don't mind people questioning tactics of mine, but the thing that worried me the most was everyone thinking that people were saying I put myself ahead of the team and interests. I thought that was a bit unfair," Ponting added. (ANI)

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