Guys will be richer in experience after India tour, feels Ricky Ponting

Ponting defended coach Mickey Arthur and captain Michael Clarke, who are under fire for poor show and axing four players on disciplinary ground.

updated: March 21, 2013 13:08 IST
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Melbourne: Former captain Ricky Ponting says he himself failed repeatedly before learning to perform in India and the bunch of Australian cricketers playing there will be able to handle the conditions better next time.

As Australia stare at a 4-0 whitewash, Ponting said it was always going to be a "tough tour" for them.

"I found the first three of four tours I went there I couldn't score a run. It wasn't until a few tours down the track that I started learning about playing spin bowling and coping with the conditions that I started to work it out," Ponting said.

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