London: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has spoken up in support of Kevin Pietersen's allegations of a "bullying" culture within the England team. (Vaughan Slams ECB Charges Against Pietersen)
Pietersen, in one of several controversial claims in his recently-published autobiography, accused England's senior bowlers and wicketkeeper Matt Prior of aggressively demanding apologies from team-mates not in their clique for any mistakes they made while fielding. (Kevin Pietersen Slams 'Bullying' Culture)
Retired off-spinner Graeme Swann, one of the bowlers singled out by Pietersen, said Wednesday there was "absolutely no bullying" but Ponting, Australia's captain from 2004-11 supported the claims of England's all-time leading run-scorer.