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.

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India vs Australia: Ricky Ponting slams Australia for showing 'no desperation'

Australia were bundled out for 300 in the first innings after which India enforced the follow-on. Australia came out to bat in the second innings, trailing by 322 runs, before the play was called off.

India vs Australia: Rishabh Pant is another Adam Gilchrist, says Ricky Ponting

On Friday, Rishabh Pant became the only Indian wicketkeeper to score a century on Australia soil when he smashed an unbeaten 159 and shared a 204-run stand with Ravindra Jadeja, as the visitors declared at 622 runs for seven.


India vs Australia: Australian batting group has made too many mistakes, says Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting has put the onus on Shaun Marsh and Usman Khawaja to scale the 622 run first innings score by India in the fourth Test of the series.

Slow and beautiful

Pujara stands apart from his contemporaries and it is good for his team that he does

India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara's innings could cost India the match, says Ricky Ponting

Cheteshwar Pujara scored his 17th Test ton in the 3rd Test against Australia at MCG. But Ricky Ponting believes the slow scoring rate could cost India the game.

Ricky Ponting shocked by timing of Steve Smith, Cameron Bancroft interviews

Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft were interviewed separately by Ponting’s former vice-captain Adam Gilchrist in interviews broadcast on Fox Cricket on Boxing Day.


Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Ricky Ponting was officially inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame at the Tea break of the first day of the first Test between India and Australia at MCG.

Perth will suit Australia more than India, says Ricky Ponting ahead of second Test

Ricky Ponting believes that Perth, where the second Test is set to take place, will suit the Australian players more than the Indian cricketers despite the hosts losing the first Test by 31 runs.

India vs Australia: Ricky Ponting didn't like seeing Virat Kohli getting booed at Adelaide

Virat Kohli came on to bat to warm applause on the opening day of the first Test and did so again on day three, bar few among the 30,000-strong crowd on Saturday.

Ricky Ponting says shot clocks would help erase 'dead time'

Ricky Ponting said cutting 'dead time' through the use of shot clocks could be considered by the International Cricket Council.