Legendary figure calls for Green to replace Warner as Pakistan criticized for ‘ridiculous’ time-wasting

Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has dismissed suggestions for allrounder Cameron Green to replace David Warner as an opener. He believes that a specialist is necessary for the long-term, with series against India and England coming up in the next two years. Ponting’s former teammate, Simon Katich, supports Green as an opener, but Ponting disagrees. Warner has named Marcus Harris as his preferred replacement, but former selector Jamie Cox expressed disapproval of Warner voicing his opinion. Ponting has shown support for Cameron Bancroft, who has been in top form and is the leading run-scorer in the Sheffield Shield. Another former teammate, Mike Hussey, also believes a specialist opener should replace Warner. Pakistan’s time-wasting tactics during a match against Australia have been criticized by commentators, who referred to it as “ridiculous.” Ian Smith and Mark Waugh criticized the physio’s prolonged meddling in the game, while Michael Vaughan humorously called them “grumpy old men.”