Shaun Tait has insisted once again that he will not be returning to Test cricket to take part in the home Ashes series this year.
Tait has returned to Australia following a spell at Glamorgan for the Friends Provident t20 tournament, but has again stressed that he does not want to return to Test cricket.
The 27-year-old displayed his blistering pace when starring in Australia's one-day series in England last month, prompting calls for him to step back into the Test arena for the Ashes.
Tait first quit the longest format of the game to conserve his fragile body which had broken down a number of times, and he still feels he could not stand up to the rigours of a Test match.
Skipper Ponting has mentioned the Ashes to Tait, but he has said that even if the selectors call on him he will turn down the chance of a Test return.
"He just mentioned it quickly but nothing was really talked about," Tait said about Ponting. "I think I have made it quite clear what I'm doing.
"Obviously, you get through a couple of one-day games and a few people get excited, I suppose, and there is talk about it.
"I don't think they (selectors) would ask me to play anyway."
Tait came steaming in at 100mph, the second fastest ball in history, during his man-of-the-match performance at Lord's, but has not played Test cricket since the start of 2008.
Although his body is still healthy, the South Australian does not want to push his luck by playing Test cricket and is more than happy with his decision.
"The body has been pretty good, touch wood, I have stayed on the park just playing the shorter forms of the game," Tait added.
"It's never about anyone else. It's a decision I made for myself and so far I have been happy with it, it's worked pretty well, so I'm sticking by it."
Tait will continue to play the shortest format of the game as he prepares to fly to South Africa to take part in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament with South Australia.