What he said:
“If I do, maybe the aura will grow again.”
Ricky Ponting believes that without the additional burden of the Australian captaincy, he could put his indifferent form in the past two years behind him and enjoy a batting renaissance.
What he really meant:
“If I score enough runs and the team wins, I’ll be in everyone’s good books once more.”
What he definitely didn’t:
“Did you know that the word ‘aura’ is contained in ‘Australia’?”