Ricky Ponting has admitted that South African bowlers have dominated him of late following three ducks in his last four innings against them, but the veteran expressed confidence that he can put his run of poor form against the Proteas behind him.
Ponting also pointed out that he had made plenty of centuries against the South Africans and will be aiming for another in the second Test, beginning in Adelaide on Thursday.
In fact, the 37-year-old has scored eight hundreds and 11 half-centuries at an average of 51 across 24 Tests against the Proteas, but his last two series have damped that record, with four single-figure scores in five innings during the last year or so.
"It would suggest they've got it over me of late, (but) there are seven or eight hundreds in another column there as well that you probably haven't brought up," News.com.au quoted Ponting, as saying.
"But of late they definitely have (dominated). I was disappointed last week with all the work I put in pre-season and to make a little error like that and have your game over and done with in five balls was disappointing," he added.
"But it's a fresh start this week. I've got to make sure there's plenty of runs in the column," he said. (ANI)