He is the first Aussie captain to lose 2 Ashes series in England for 119 years, he has just overseen Australia’s worst test match (3) losing sequence for over 20 years.
Also Australia have slumped to their lowest ever test ranking (5, even lower than the poms) and he has had to endure calls for his head as captain from a host of ex-players, fans and journalists.
Then just when Ponting thought his luck couldn’t get any worse, it did.
In his 2nd innings of Tasmania’s, Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales, Ponting suffered the humiliation of losing his wicket to the pie chucking of Shane Watson.
Just how bad have things got to get for Ricky before his luck bottoms out?
This blog is and will remain a non Royal wedding site, but I just had to mention this. On Radio 5 Live an Aussie tourist was asked outside Buckingham Palace what he thought of the Royal engagement, he replied “it is a big news story, but not as big as the Ashes.”
Well said that man.