12 Jan 2012

Ponting urges team-mates to ignore war of words

9:27 pm on 12 January 2012

Ricky Ponting has urged his Australian team-mates not to be distracted by a war of words with India ahead of the third cricket Test in Perth on Friday.

Earlier this week the Australia vice captain Brad Haddin labelled India's cricketers as vulnerable.

India paceman Zaheer Khan then responded saying the wicket keeper should focus on his own shortcomings.

Former Australia captain Ponting says the players must focus on playing well.