London, Aug. 24 (ANI): Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has refused to rule out being back in England in 2013 after losing the Ashes here again.
Ponting has probably played his last Ashes Test in England however he conceded he could have unfinished business here.
He would be 38 at the time of the next Ashes in England.
"Who knows - with us losing here - I might even see if I can make it back for one more go," the Daily Telegraph quoted Ponting, as saying after his side's 2-1 series loss.
"I've always enjoyed playing here. It took until today for me to get a round of applause when I went out to bat. Andrew Flintoff mentioned to me that he thought I had hired a PR company for the last day of the game," Ponting said.
In an extraordinary Ashes series, Australia dominated the statistics yet England have won the big moments.
Australia had six of the seven leading run scorers this series - and the three top Ashes wicket-takers - yet will go home empty handed.
"You look back through all the stats and you probably scratch you head and wonder how it has turned out like it has," Ponting said.
"There has been countless opportunities through this series to put our stamp on games. But we haven't been good enough and England have seized whatever momentum they can and run with it," he added.
Ponting labelled the dry and dusty Oval pitch as "poor" but refused to blame the dodgy surface for Australia's loss. (ANI)