Australia’s Ricky Ponting still gets nightmares of Harbhajan Singh

Ricky Ponting shares his experience of playing against India and the fear Harbhajan Singh generated to the former skipper.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: September 6, 2016 10:27 am
Ricky Ponting-m Ricky Ponting scored 13378 runs in 168 Test matches while 13704 runs in 375 ODI’s. (Source: File)

Ricky Ponting, former Australia captain, has shared his experience, when his side played against India. Ponting, in an interview to ANI said that his arch nemesis was Harbhajan Singh, and he still gets nightmares about the off-spinner.

“My arch nemesis when I was playing against India was Harbhajan Singh,I still get nightmares about him,” said the right handed batsman.

Harbhajan dismissed Ponting on 10 occasions in Tests – more than any other bowler – including three ducks. Ponting’s overall Test batting average of 51.85 dropped to 22.30 against the Indian side and it was no great surprise that when the off-spinner picked up his 300th Test victim, Ponting was that man.

Ponting was recently was named as the brand ambassador of his home state Tasmania. He was given the role for the trip from September 2 to 11 in India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore.

He will participate in just the trip to India where he will engage high-level business contacts, promote education initiatives with ties to Launceston, and promote the state’s high quality experiences, food and beverages.

Ponting, who scored 13378 runs in 168 Test matches while 13704 runs in 375 ODI’s, is currently serving as a coach of IPL franchise Mumbai Indians.

Former Australian skipper has 41 Test centuries and 30 one-day international tons to his name, while 144 half centuries.