Former captain said more could have been done to ensure lasting success.
Former Australian Test cricket captain Ricky Ponting said he believes the team “got lazy” towards the end of their era of dominance at the top of the tree.
However, the former skipper believes there are positive signs in the current side and predicted the upcoming two Ashes series will be closer than many expect.
Ponting earned the unwelcome tag of being an Australian captain to lose the Ashes in back-to-back series, when the Three Lions won the famous trophy in 2009 and again in 2011.
But now after his international retirement, Ponting believes more could have been done to extend his country’s golden run in the longer form of the game in spite of losing legends of the game such as Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath.
“We probably got a bit lazy,” Ponting said.