In cricket on March 21, 2011 at 16:52
Sachin Tendulkar did not get his 100th ton on Sunday but even his early dismissal was evidence of the integrity with which he has played the game for over two decades.
Against the West Indies on Sunday, Sachin decided to walk off despite being given not out by Australian umpire Steve Davies.
Ponting had made 19 when he edged off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez to Kamran Akmal at the R Premadasa stadium in Colombo on Saturday.
When on-field umpire Marias Erasmus gave the Australian captain not out, the decision was reviewed and overturned.
Ponting admitted he knew he had edged the ball but said he had always waited for the umpire’s decision all through his career.
“There were no doubts about the nick, I knew I hit it, but as always I wait for the umpire to give me out. That’s the way I’ve always played the game,” he said.