Ponting comfortable with life after retirement
Former Australia Test captain Ricky Ponting, who recently retired from international cricket after the series against South Africa, has said he is comfortable with his decision since it was made for the right reasons.
With the Australian Test team training in the background, Ponting is a familiar figure at Bellerive, but instead of being dressed in Test attire, the former captains is in the purple and black of the Hobart Hurricanes.
Ponting claims it was this backdrop that made arguably Tasmania's greatest sportsman realise his international career was now officially over, but while reality has set in, regrets haven't.
"I actually felt yesterday and today - it was the days that hit me the most," News.com.au quoted Ponting, as saying.
"I'm here training with the Hurricanes and the (Test) boys are out the back in the nets and I've walked past them training now and you sit back and watch the Australian team at Bellerive and I'm not a part of it," he added.
"I'm comfortable with it, the decision was made for the right reasons," he said.