Channel 7 Sparks Outrage Among Australian Cricket Fans by Referencing Former Cricketer Ricky Ponting

Channel 7 Sparks Outrage Among Australian Cricket Fans by Referencing Former Cricketer Ricky Ponting

Channel 7 Sparks Outrage Among Australian Cricket Fans by Referencing Former Cricketer Ricky Ponting

The lack of respect was palpable

Australian cricket enthusiasts were left astounded as Ricky Ponting, a national sporting icon, was characterized by two inadequate words that failed to capture the essence of this cricket legend.

During a live appearance on Channel 7’s Weekend Sunrise to discuss the cricket action between Australia and Pakistan, Ponting was introduced by host Matt Doran as a “commentator, coach, former player — Mr Ricky Ponting.” However, viewers couldn’t help but take note of the description beneath his name on the screen, which simply read: “Ricky Ponting, former cricketer.”

This minimalist portrayal hardly does justice to Australia’s second-best batsman after Don Bradman, a player with 41 Test centuries and the highest Test runs by an Australian.

Channel 7 Sparks Outrage Among Australian Cricket Fans by Referencing Former Cricketer Ricky Ponting

Anthony Leach wrote on X: “’Former cricketer’ is the best Channel 7 can do to describe their best commentator.”

The tweet quickly did the rounds on social media, with many cricket fans stunned Ponting didn’t get a more illustrious moniker, such as legend or even just former captain.

AAP sport journalist Oliver Caffrey said: “Arguably our best batter since Bradman gets tagged like a bloke who played 7 mediocre Shield games in the 80s. C’mon 7.”

Beloved cricket YouTube compiler Robelinda2 joked: “I’d go with DIRECT HIT DEMON”, in reference to Ponting’s tendency to pull off run-outs for fun.

Triple M’s Josh Conway said: “Out of all the things they could’ve labelled him, they land with that.”

One person commented: “The guy is an Australian icon scored 70 centuries for Australia’s over all formats and that how they describe him.”

Another quipped: “Just a nice “Punter” would’ve been better.”

It brought back memories of when US President Barack Obama was referred to simply as a “Chicago resident” during his interviews in the Last Dance documentary about the Chicago Bulls dynasty.

Ponting didn’t seem too fussed, continuing with his live cross before dropping more gems in the commentary box that fans hang out for.

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