With his trademark intensity, Ponting highlighted the importance of delivering on the field and suggested that Robinson might be a slow learner if he hadn't grasped the true nature of Ashes cricket after his actions in the previous Test. Ponting's no-nonsense attitude emphasized the weight and significance of the historic rivalry.
"As I said after Ollie Robinson said what he said, this England cricket team hasn't played against Australia and they'll find out pretty quickly what playing Ashes cricket and playing against a good Australian cricket team is all about," Ponting told the ICC Review podcast.
"And if Ollie Robinson hasn't learned that already after last week, then he's a slow learner.
Ponting emphasized that talking alone will not be enough in an Ashes series, asserting that players must be able to back up their words with exceptional skills. He implied that Robinson's focus on him and his past performances might have impacted his own bowling performance, emphasizing the need for concentration and mental resilience in such a high-stakes contest.
“He'll learn pretty quickly that if you're going to talk to Australian cricketers in an Ashes series, then you want to be able to back it up with your skills,” Ponting concluded.">