Australian Cricket team players are like 8-year-old girls around Justin Bieber: Skipper Finch talks about the ‘Ponting’ influence in his team
Ricky Ponting, the two-time World Cup winning captain of the Australian Cricket Team, is revered not only in Australia, but in the entire Cricketing fraternity.
Recently, in the month of February, the former batting sensation was appointed as the assistant batting coach of the Australian national side, particularly for the upcoming World Cup.
— India TV (@indiatvnews) May 19, 2019
Ponting has previously worked short-term with Australia’s ODI and Twenty20 squads.
Such is his influence and aura in the Australian dressing room, that Finch has compared his fellow teammates with girls as old as 8 years.
What did Finch say?
In an interview with cricket.com.au, Australia’s current captain Aaron Finch has compared his fellow mates with the 8-year-old girls around the renowned Canadian singer-songwriter, Justin Bieber.
“The boys all want to impress ‘Punter’,” Finch was quoted as saying by cricket.Com.Au
“Everyone wants to impress Punter, you should see them – it’s like eight-year-old girls around Justin Bieber when Punter’s around the changeroom,” he said, drawing comparisons between Ponting and the famous Canadian singer-songwriter.
Finch further admitted that although it is embarrassing for him, but he’ll take that as they are under the able guidance of the 3-time World Cup winner. “It’s embarrassing, but it’s great”, says the right-hander.
The Aussie skipper has finally found his purple patch in ODIs, since the away limited-overs series against Pakistan, after a consistent run of poor form.
His team too were nearly down and out, but standing true to their ‘World Champion’ tag, bounced back after winning 2 successive series against India (2-1) and Pakistan (5-0) away from home.
Under the able guidance of Ricky Ponting, they too are strong contenders of the 2019 World Cup, and will surely look to defend the showpiece title.
The Aussie World Cup campaign will begin from June 1, as they will play their opening encounter against Afghanistan.