LAHORE Pakistan batsman Imran Farhat has dismissed suggestions Ricky Ponting might be getting more susceptible to the short ball, saying the Australian captain was still a fantastic player. Ponting, who suffered tendon damage when struck on the elbow from a brutish delivery by Windies quick Kemar Roach last week, will undergo a fitness test on Wednesday to determine whether hell be fit to play in the Boxing Day Test against Pakistan. Phillip Hughes is on standby should Ponting be unavailable but regardless Farhat didnt think the Tasmanians capabilities were on the wane. I dont think he is getting weak on this point, an Australian newspaper quoted Farhat as saying. I think he is a fantastic batsman and he has a lot of achievements. So dont I agree he is becoming a weak player, because he has injured elbow, so maybe that was bothering him. Otherwise he is fantastic player. Farhat admitted he hadnt seen much of Hughes. Obviously he (Hughes) is an experienced player and if some new player comes in to replace Ricky Ponting it will be pressure for that person, Farhat said. It will be good for us in many ways, but I hope he (Ponting) will get better because he is dangerous. The often-erratic Pakistan are primed for a strong first-up display against Australia after their bowlers and batsmen impressed in the warm-up match against Tasmania. Everybody is very focused on the match, Farhat told reporters in Hobart on Tuesday before departing for Melbourne. All the players are very good at the moment. We are hoping that we will be able to deliver 100 per cent. And because there is not much Test match cricket going on for us we are looking forward to the series and we are totally focused on winning the match for our country. While on-field behaviour issues wont go away for Australia, Farhat said the Pakistan players are under orders to behave. Though he did concede sometimes it was difficult to keep emotions in check. When you get excited like that you dont know what you are doing sometimes. Its hard to control yourself, he said. But we try to be good ambassadors here and not do these sort of things. Weve been told by management that we have to behave and just come and play cricket and entertain the people and after that they remember us in a good way. Meanwhile, Pakistan have no immediate plans to call on former captain Younus Khan to join the squad in Australia despite him stating a desire to return to the national side. Younus has returned to first-class cricket after a month-long absence when he pulled out of Pakistans tour of New Zealand citing poor form and because he had lost command of the side. Mohammad Yousuf was installed as skipper when Younus pulled out. Younus was not considered for the tour of Australia, but has since claimed he is ready whenever his country needs him. However, team manager Abdul Rauqib said on Tuesday there were no plans to call on the 32-year-old, and that the only way Younus could arrive in Australia was if one of the batsmen was injured.