Melbourne: Australia skipper Ricky Ponting on Tuesday apologised for smashing an LCD screen in the team's dressing room following his run out in the World Cup opener against Zimbabwe, but his behaviour came under severe criticism from former cricketers. (Read:Ponting smashes LCD in Australia dressing room)
The incident took place immediately after Ponting was run out on Monday by a direct hit from the deep by Zimbabwe's Chris Mpofu in the Group A clash between the two teams.
An agitated Ponting was seen talking angrily to himself as he walked back to the dressing room and, in a state of fury, threw his gear, which accidentally hit the LCD monitor. (Read:Ponting, successful captain but a poor leader)