He is chasing the batting benchmarks set by Sachin Tendulkar but Australian skipper Ricky Ponting is not sure whether he would achieve them and wants to focus on playing match-winning knocks for his team.
“It would be nice if he retires some time,” Ponting quipped.
“I was asked about this (chasing Tendulkars records) in South Africa. He’s been the benchmark for international players in the world,” he said at a media conference.
“I think he’s going into his 20th year in international cricket, which in itself is a remarkable feat within itself.
The records he has set in Test and One-day cricket would be hard for anybody to tame down the track,” he added.
As far as he was concerned, Ponting said he would be happy to win more and more games for Australia with his bat.
“I will keep plugging away, doing the best I can and hopefully keep playing well enough to win a number of games for Australia. That’s what its all about,” he said.
“It’s not about personal achievement or how many runs you score, its the number of games you can win for your team. So I will do my best to win quite a few games for Australia in the next couple of weeks,” he added.