Former captain Ricky Ponting says he'll quit Test cricket before he's dropped from the Australian team, but is not considering retirement at the moment.

The 36-year-old veteran of 156 Tests told reporters on Friday: “I totally understand why I'm being asked the questions but, by the same token, I believe I'm good enough to be in the team and win games for Australia.”

He said if he keeps doing the work he is doing and not getting the results, “then maybe it's time but, at the moment, I don't feel that time is here just yet.”

Ponting made 62 in the second innings of Australia's second Test against South Africa this week to contribute to its series-levelling win. — AP

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