Sydney: The spotlight is firmly on Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar as he chases an elusive 100th international century but Australian captain Michael Clarke on Monday said he won't be surprised if Ricky Ponting is the one walking away with a ton during the second Test starting on Tuesday.
"The way Punter is batting at the moment, he is not far away from a big one. One thing I know about him is if he gets to 100, he won't be stopping there so he's got a very good record at the SCG. I know he loves playing here, so it wouldn't surprise me if he walked out and made a 100 in this Test," wished Clarke ahead of the second Test.
Ponting has hit 39 centuries in his 159-Test career but a three-figure knock has eluded him for the past 17 Tests and 33 innings so far. His last hundred was against Pakistan at Bellerive Oval, Hobart two years ago.