"If you look at the history of Test cricket there have always been weak sides. Remember New Zealand took 26 years to win a Test match. I think we're getting a bit carried away because a couple of sides aren't doing too well."
Admirably enough, this really is the difference between Ponting and Steve, which makes Steve Waugh a real personality in the history of sports (I think even AUS haters will admit that). I still remember reading about the encouragement of Steve Waugh when BD was, for the first time visiting AUS after Whatmore came to coach BD. There is even a rumor that Steve Waugh has been conspired out of the game as he was approaching the All time records of Allan Border and looked to threaten his top rank.
One curiosity arises in mind: Is ICC being run by 'Elitists' like-minded to Ganguly or Ponting only and not by Responsible Masterminds like Steve ?
[Edited on 4-6-2004 by crickethorizon]