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Ponting lashes out at Sreesanth

cricket Updated: Oct 11, 2007 12:44 IST

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S Sreesanth is haunting Australia even when he is warming the bench and a furious Ricky Ponting has labelled fresh charges of sledging against the pacer during the Chandigarh one-dayer.

Even though Sreesanth was not part of the playing eleven in Chandigarh, his alleged taunting from the boundary line has irked the Australians.

Ponting claimed Sreesanth had passed remarks and taunted five batsmen as they stepped in and out of the dressing room and wondered how he escaped punishment from match referee for such acts of indiscipline.

Sreesanth reportedly clapped his hands in Andrew Symonds' face as the all-rounder was leaving the field and said, "Australia would lose".

"It happened probably four or five times the other day when we lost wickets; him running past somebody coming off the ground. But what can you do about it if the authorities aren't going to do anything about it?"

"It was disappointing to see that happening the other day. He (Sreesanth) chirped me out to bat as well. I snapped my head back around," Ponting was quoted as saying in 'Herald Sun' on Wednesday.

"I got a chance to ask him about it and got him one-on-one when he ran a drink out later. He said he was talking to someone else. It was someone who is not playing the game, so you don't even get a chance to get revenge on them" he said.