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Ponting believes that Pant will surpass MS Dhoni's Test tally.
Rishabh Pant became the only Indian wicketkeeper to score a century on Australia soil when he smashed an unbeaten 159 and shared a 204-run stand with Ravindra Jadeja.
Waugh feels Travis Head, Australia's leading run-scorer in the series against India, should bat at No. 4 ahead of captain Tim Paine, Labuschagne, and Mitchell Marsh.
India scored at less than two-and-a-half runs an over for most of the first two days of the Test, registering the slowest first-innings score of more than 300 in Australia for three decades.
Ponting said he does not believe the fresh controversy on the matter will have an impact on the national team.
The 44-year-old retired from international cricket in 2012 after scoring 13,378 runs in 168 Tests with 41 centuries, 13,704 runs in 375 ODIs with 30 centuries.
Kohli and Paine were seen locked in a heated conversation as the hosts strengthened their position on Day Four of the second innings of the match.
India defeated Australia by 31 runs in the first match to take a 1-0 lead in the four-Test series for the first time in 70 years.
First Test: Virat Kohli booed by Australian fans; Travis Head, Ricky Ponting critical of crowd behaviour
Kohli came out to bat in the second innings after the fall of opener K L Rahul and was jeered by a small group of Australian fans.
India will take on Australia in the four-Test series beginning here Thursday and former Australia batsman Dean Jones has advised against provoking Kohli.
Speaking to cricket.com.au, the former Test skipper said the Queenslander will not only be the leading run scorer against India, but also the player of the series.
India will take on Australia in the opening Test starting at Adelaide on December 6 and Ponting said on Monday that Usman Khawaja would do well at No.3.
Khawaja has been picked up in the 15-member Australian squad for the upcoming two-match Test series against Pakistan which is slated to be held from October 7 to October 20.
Australian paceman Peter Siddle also expressed surprise over Maxwell's dropping and said that the all-rounder was very much confident of his selection for the Test series.
Rahul Dravid became only the fifth player from India to be named in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame while Ponting is the 25th from Australia to do so.