What he said:
"I would have liked to have another old bloke around the group with me, yeah."
Ricky Ponting “pines” for Simon Katich’s company in the Australian side. The former Australian captain and Michael Hussey are the only senior cricketers in the current Test squad. Ponting believes that Katich’s dropping is a warning shot across their bows by Cricket Australia selectors.
What he really meant:
“Hussey and I could do with some company—our age.”
What he definitely didn’t: