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chinaman
January 9, 2004, 12:55 AM
"As a captain five years is a long time,"

"He's at the peak of his powers right now and there's no better time to take over.

"Run-wise I think he'll be Australia's greatest ever run scorer and century-maker but as a general rule, five years is a good period for the captain and the coach.

"After that, it depends on your worth and whether you want to keep going on and whether you've got new ideas and whether you're innovative and maybe can go a bit longer."

Waugh said the best bit of advice he could pass on to Ponting was to enjoy his team mate's success as much as his own to take some of the pressure off himself.

"You're going to have plenty of ups and downs yourself so you've got to be able to enjoy the people around you and the success they're having and also show compassion when they're not having success," he said.

"It's about taking care of your own game and thinking about those around you."

Source (http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=EQATNUIPXECYWCRBAELCF FA?type=cricketNews&storyID=4098334&section=news)

arachnid
January 10, 2004, 08:32 AM
Steve Waugh always was wise off the pitch...... On the pitch except when he was not sledging, he was the most tenacious batsman I have ever seen .....Ponting can stand to learn a lot from him.....

acker
January 10, 2004, 06:56 PM
The future's safe in the hands of punter ponting , any man who can average over 100 while scoring over 1400 runs in a calander year of test cricket has the credentials to lead & excel.

James90
January 11, 2004, 05:33 AM
WOW SOMEONE REALLY NEEDS TO RESIZE THEIR AVATAR!