Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting dominated the best of bowlers in their prime, but age seems to be catching up with the two veterans.
The two players have hit a rough patch this year with a string of poor scores in their last five Test matches.
While it is clear that the two players are in the twilight of their career, they seem to be going out on a low.
While Ponting has managed just 166 runs at an average of 18.44 in his last five Tests with just one fifty, Tendulkar has fared no better.
The veteran Indian has managed just 130 runs in five Tests at an average of 16.25.
A look at their records in the last five matches.
Ricky Ponting in last 5 Tests
|4 & 16||v South Africa||Adelaide||Nov 2012|
|0||v South Africa||Brisbane||Nov 2012|
|23 & 57||v West Indies||Roseau||Apr 2012|
|7 & 41||v West Indies||Port-of-Spain||Apr 2012|
|4 & 14||v West Indies||Bridgetown||Apr 2012|
Summary: 166 runs (avg 18.44)
Sachin Tendulkar in last 5 Tests
|8 & 8||v England||Mumbai WS||Nov 2012|
|13||v England||Ahmedabad||Nov 2012|
|27 & 17||v New Zealand||Bangalore||Aug 2012|
|19||v New Zealand||Hyderabad||Aug 2012|
|13 & 25||v Australia||Adelaide||Jan 2012|
Summary: 130 runs (avg 16.25)