Ricky Ponting may consider his future shortly .
John F Williams | 21 Feb 2012

Ponting always think of the team and never of himself.

Ricky  Ponting will consider his future over the next couple of days after being dumped from Australia's one-day squad.

Selectors finally lost patience with Ponting's fluctuating form in the limited-overs arena after he posted his fifth consecutive single-figure score in yesterday's 110-run win over India at the Gabba.

Ponting makes way for returning skipper Michael Clarke while all-rounder Shane Watson was named to make his long-awaited return from injury.

It is the biggest call the new selection panel, chaired by John Inverarity, has made since coming together late last year.

Dual World Cup-winning skipper Ponting is Australia's most prolific ODI player, but paid the price for his lean run with the bat during the current tri-series tournament.

Yes, enough is enough, now  he should be able to retire on his own terms

Of course there is the implications for Test cricket.

If he drops out of the ODI team, then there's a possible lack of momentum there. There are three Test matches in the West Indies .

The decision to axe Ponting was made with the 2015 World Cup at the forefront of the selection panel's minds.

Ponting was reluctantly made captain for Australia's past two matches, deputising for the injured Clarke, but it  had affected his performance. He was not keen but did it  in the interests of the team .

Ponting always think  of the team, not of himself.