Subhra just pointed me to this post quoting Mr. (We cant do anything wrong) Pointing
I am not a great supporter of Mr. Gavaskar.. but Ponting should know the (cricket) history (at least!) right, and should not link two extremely unrelated issues without establishing the six degrees of separation!
Gavaskar was pointing to Asutralian team's behavior on the field, and not their success rate. And Ponting, epitomising the truly defensive attitude that the whole team has about their big cavities, starts blabbering. The only equivalent that he has for his big mouth is Andre Nel!
And if the big mouth has a correlation with being victorious and good, I don't remember the whispering deaths of 1970s (West Indies team) ever having to swear at someone to prove their point. But the pansy li'l babies of current Oz team cant help whining everytime someone slams a boundary! And I am sure the 5 consecutive one-day losses are not helping their wet pants.
Back to the quoted incident, it was more about the number of bad umpiring decisions than anything else that prompted Gavs to walk off! But of course, li'l Ricky wont remember those things.
And hmmm... isnt it high n mighty of Mr. Ponting to remind Gavaskar of what's right n wrong!