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Jan 07, 2008 at 07:57am IST

Indian media complain against Ponting

Sydney: The Indian media covering the India-Australia Test series Down Under has lodged an official complaint to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) about the humiliating treatment during the press conference.

Australian skipper Ricky Ponting had reacted angrily and asked an Indian reporter if he was questioning his (Ponting's) integrity following persistent questioning if he had cleanly caught Mahendra Singh Dhoni off the bowling of Brad Hogg.

"Sorry I think you have got something wrong. There's no way that I would have grounded that ball and I think if you are actually questioning my integrity in the game, you should not be standing here. What I did in the first innings doesn't that explain the way I play the game. Well okay I am 100 per cent sure of that catch of Dhoni today. As it turned out wasn't that given not out. Am I right or wrong?" Ponting angrily replied.

The second Test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground has been marked by bitterness between the two sides.

Umpiring howlers, charges of racial abuse and appealing when catches were not taken cleanly have clouded Australia's 16th straight Test win equalling the world record created by Australia under Steve Waugh in 2000-01.