No, he hasn’t risked eating cream cheese in Karnataka and isn’t enduring THOSE sorts of spectacular motions (just say no, kids). He’s just going through the cricketing motions, only ‘going through the motions’ for Ricky Ponting involves scoring unbeaten hundreds. He operates at a higher level, this batsman.
Australia won two one-day internationals against New Zealand and are therefore better than them. Ricky Ponting scored an unbeaten hundred in each match and is therefore better than most other batsmen.
Was it really worth doing this? Why didn’t they just take a week off?