Ponting excited by idea of future coaching role in Aus team
Batting great and current Mumbai Indians head coach Ricky Ponting has expressed his desire to be involved with the Australian national cricket team in a coaching role and hinted that he could be ready for such a job after the 2019 World Cup. Ponting said the possibility of being involved with the Australian team down the track was certainly something that appealed to him. “I would love to be working with (David) Warner and (Steve) Smith along with some of the young guns like (Usman) Khawaja and (Joe) Burns -- that will be a lot of fun,” the three-time World Cup winner, who retired in 2012, said.
“I know I will thoroughly enjoy it, but right now I have the Big Bash commentary and two months with the Mumbai Indians in the IPL. The rest of the time I like to spend time with my family,” he said. Ponting did not reveal the time frame when he would like to throw his hat in the ring for a coaching job with Australia, but hinted it might be only after 2019 World Cup. “To be honest, I have not thought that far ahead (to 2019), (but) thinking about it now, my family will be a lot older, the girls will be nearly teenagers then so maybe I’ll want to be getting out of the house,” he said.