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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Ricky Ponting

One of the greatest batsmen of all time, the most successful Test captain ever, one runs out of superlatives while describing Ricky Ponting's career. He was known for his aggression, both in his craft and in his captaincy. For the better part of his career, he led the Australian 'Invincibles', the team with the likes of Shane Warne, Mathew Hayden, Adam Gilchrist, Glenn McGrath and Justin Langer. Under him, Australia won three consecutive World Cups in 1999, 2003 and 2006 in a period of unprecedented dominance in world cricket. The amount of Test and ODI centuries he stacked up combined is only surpassed by Sachin Tendulkar. As captain, his only notable defeats were the two Ashes and slip ups in South Africa and India. He stepped down from ODI captaincy when Australia's run of 26 unbeaten World Cup games ended in 2011. His batting form too saw a decline since then and finally, in 2012, he announced that the Perth Test against South Africa would be his final international outing for Australia.


Ricky Ponting slams Australian batsmen for lacking intent against Indian bowlers

December 29, 2020 4:20 pm

India registered a remarkable eight-wicket win in the second Test here after a humiliating defeat in the first match in Adelaide where they had scored their lowest ever Test score of 36.

Nathan Lyon will be massive threat for India, says Ricky Ponting

December 18, 2020 1:42 pm

Lyon, who has taken 390 wickets in 96 Tests, bowled from wider of the crease to trouble the Indian batsmen, especially Cheteshwar Pujara.

You know Ponting won't leave any fight: R Ashwin on spat with Virat Kohli in IPL 2020

November 13, 2020 11:05 am

R Ashwin confirmed that there was a heated moment when Virat Kohli was having a discussion with the umpires and Ricky Ponting intervened.

IPL 2020: Ricky Ponting warns MI on eve of final, says DC's best still to come

November 10, 2020 2:35 pm

Mumbai Indians steamrolled Delhi Capitals in their previous three meetings during the season, winning the first leg by five wickets, return leg by nine wickets and the first qualifier by 57 runs.

DC vs MI: Our execution in death overs was miles off, says Ricky Ponting

November 06, 2020 10:23 am

Delhi will get another shot at making the title clash in Qualifier on Sunday after being outplayed by Mumbai on Thursday night.

SRH vs DC: Tendulkar, Shastri praise Wriddhiman Saha's knock, Ponting says chasing a concern

October 28, 2020 2:07 pm

Wriddhiman Saha smashed 12 fours and two sixes for SRH in their 88-run victory over Delhi Capitals, showing his hitting skills which have largely gone unnoticed over the years.

IPL 2020: Ricky Ponting wants his wards to play better cricket in tougher second half

October 16, 2020 5:38 pm

Delhi Capitals are closing in on a play-off berth with 12 points from six games and another two wins from the next six matches will put them through to the final week of the tournament.

DC v SRH: We were outplayed, no excuses from us: Delhi coach Ricky Ponting

September 30, 2020 12:50 pm

This was Delhi Capitals' first loss of the season. Chasing 163 for win and to maintain a clean slate, DC were restricted to 147 for seven at the Shaikh Zayed Stadium on Tuesday night.

Will be a hollow feeling to win an IPL final with a 'Mankad': Ricky Ponting

September 19, 2020 7:29 pm

Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting was asked if he would allow R Ashwin to mankad a player in the final ball of the match.

‘The white-ball game has become so much more power-based now, batting is becoming a lot more like baseball’

September 17, 2020 3:46 pm

Aussie great Ponting feels T20 batting has evolved a lot over the years, and the best players have a mix of the conventional and the unconventional.