Sydney: Ricky Ponting has confirmed that he will play on in Test cricket but has conceded that his one-day international career is over. (Pics: Ricky Ponting's cricketing journey)
Ponting announced his decision at a press conference in Sydney the day after he was dropped from Australia's one-day international squad. Although Ponting did not expressly state that he was retiring from ODIs, he said the national selector John Inverarity had told him he was not in the selectors' plans in the 50-over format as they build towards the 2015 World Cup. (Pics: Ponting's Top 10 ODI innings)
"John (Inverarity) made it very clear to me yesterday the direction that they're heading with the one-day team and that I'm not part of their plans," Ponting said. "It's a little bit hard to come here today and say I'm retiring when I've already been left out of the side. I don't expect to play one-day international cricket for Australia any more and I'm pretty sure the selectors don't expect to pick me either."