Robinson emerged as England’s chief protagonist in the first Test at Edgbaston, giving Usman Khawaja an expletive-laden send off when he dismissed him for 141.
The 29-year-old also had several cracks at Australia in the post-play press conference on day three, including accusing them of being too defensive and having three No.11s.
Most claims came back to bite the England quick, who was bowling late on day five when lower-order batters Nathan Lyon and Pat Cummins took Australia to a two-wicket victory.
Ponting also found himself embroiled in the drama, when Robinson claimed criticism of his send off by Australian media was hypocritical given the way the likes of Ponting played.
“If he is sitting back thinking about me, then no wonder he bowled like the way that he did in that game, if he’s worried about what I did 15 years ago,” Australia’s former Test captain fired back in an ICC podcast.
“He’ll learn pretty quickly that if you’re going to talk to Australian cricketers in an Ashes series, then you want to be able to back it up with your skills.”
Robinson also became embroiled in another back-and-forth with Australia’s batsmen on day five, and had to be pulled away from Khawaja and Travis Head by veteran quick Jimmy Anderson.
Khawaja has since played down the issue, and said he could not hear Robinson’s comments when he was dismissed due to crowd noise.
Ponting also questioned England’s claims that they were not concerned about results, with assistant coach Paul Collingwood stating during the week his team were more interested in saving Test cricket.
Largely lauded for their attacking cricket, England’s tactics ended up hurting them after they declared following 78 overs in the first innings on 8-393 with Joe Root firing.
Captain Ben Stokes was dismissed on one in the first innings driving hard at a ball outside off stump, while opener Ben Duckett was caught behind the wicket twice as he refuses to leave the ball.
“I’m not copping that. I mean, if they’re not results-driven, they wouldn’t be disappointed at all about losing,” Ponting said.
“And it seemed to me last night; and (Stokes) said it, that all his players were in pieces at the end of that game.
“So that means to me that they do care about losing, and you should.
“Winning Test matches is not an easy thing to do, and winning an Ashes Test is not easy.
“You don’t want to be giving good cricket teams opportunities back into a game of Ashes cricket when you’re in control of the game.
“England were in control of the game late on day one. So England presented Australia with an opportunity, and Australia made the most of it.”