India-Pakistan rivalry will be the pinnacle of Test match cricket: Ponting

Ponting played a number of major matches in major tournaments during his career, with the rivalry between Australia and England during the Ashes being his greatest experience. He liked the additional demands that went with those skirmishes.

“To be completely honest this is something we’ve been hungry for, haven’t we looked back over the last 15 or 20 years,” Ponting said in the latest episode of ICC Review.

He said, “As a cricket lover and a cricket observer like me, whenever a fight like this happens, it’s almost always good to sit back and watch as everything goes up a notch, isn’t it?”

Notably, India and Pakistan have not played each other at Test level since they fought a high-scoring draw in Bengaluru in 2007, with Sourav Ganguly’s 239 runs in the headlines.

There is still an outside chance that the two countries could meet again in the final of the ICC World Test Championship next year and Ponting would love to see the rivalry go even further with more red-ball cricket.

The rivalry between India and Pakistan is one of the biggest rivalries in cricket. When asked how this already great rivalry will be even stronger, the Australian gave a suggestion about Test cricket.

“When I think of the rivalry, Australia and England and Ashes cricket is the pinnacle I have always thought of for my Test match game,” Ponting said.

“I am sure India and Pakistan will say the same about it and the real rivalry will be the pinnacle of Test match cricket for those two countries as well,” he added.

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