At 37, Ricky Ponting fields better than most 19 years old. Although he made a duck his contribution in the team was noteworthy through out the test match. He was helping the bowlers specially younger ones with encouragement and advice. He also reportedly helps the young batsmen a lot in the nets. Michael Clarke acknowledges his contribution quite often. Despite being a mentor to the young players, Ponting never made it awkward for Clarke. He always let Clarkey run the show. truelegend
Btw, Australia will miss having a quality spinner in the Adelaide test.