Bangalore: Ricky Ponting has said that though he's not thinking about retirement right now, he will know when his time is up and will not wait for the selectors to drop him.
Ponting, 37, was speaking to Ian Chappell, the former Australia captain, in an interview for The Daily Telegraph.
"I'm a realist and I'll understand that if there's players out there who can play the game better than me, I'll be the first to accept it and walk away," said Ponting. "I'm not going to let it get to the stage where the selectors drop me. I think I'll identify the right time."