As Ricky Ponting grapples to find a way out of Indian spinners' stranglehold over him before next month's Test series, former Australian skipper Ian Chappell has offered him a simple solution for the problem... Patience.
Ponting, who has over 10,000 Test runs under his belt at an average of 58, has always been miserably out of form in India, scoring a mere 172 runs in eight Tests at an average of 12.28.
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Harbhajan Singh has been his nemesis on most occasions and Ponting is yet to find a way to deal with the fiery off-spinner.
Image: Ian Chappell presents Ricky Ponting with his baggy green cap before day one of the Johnnie Walker Super Series Test between Australia and the ICC World XI on October 14, 2005 in Sydney, Australia.
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Photographs: Getty Images | Text: PTI