Ponting says playing with pain from broken finger ‘won’t hinder performance at all’By ANI
Thursday, February 10, 2011
SYDNEY - Australia captain Ricky Ponting has said that pain from his broken finger will not hamper his performance during the upcoming World Cup.
Ponting, who missed the final Ashes Test and the entire ODI series against England, said that he would wear a guard to protect it and would not take up his usual fielding position in the slips.
“It’s a little bit sore, but I think it’s going to be a bit sore for a while. If I’ve got pain, so what? If it functions fine then it’s 100 percent, that’s how I’ve always looked at it. Most players play with some sort of pain at different times,” Stuff.co.nz quoted Ponting, as saying.
“There’s not many fast bowlers who can say the’ve played a game pain-free … I’ll look at different ways of protecting it, but I’m confident it won’t hinder me at all,” he added.
Australia’s first game of the tournament is against Zimbabwe on February 21. (ANI)