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Tuesday, July 27, 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.


Australia lacks a finisher going into the T20 WC, says Ricky Ponting

May 29, 2021 12:59 pm

Ponting also feels that unearthing a reliable middle or lower-order batsman who can keep wickets could kill two birds with one stone.

Travelling back home is a small issue compared to situation outside IPL bubble: Ricky Ponting

April 28, 2021 1:51 pm

"On daily basis, we are thinking about what's happening outside and we understand how blessed we are to be doing what we are doing. Hopefully, there are a number of people in India who got enjoyment by watching IPL cricket," said Ricky Ponting.

Not completing R Ashwin's quota of overs probably a mistake, admits Ricky Ponting

April 16, 2021 1:07 pm

R Ashwin conceded just 14 runs and no boundaries in his three overs after being brought in following the powerplay on Thursday night when DC were defending a modest 148.

I am convinced that captaincy will make Rishabh Pant a better player: Ricky Ponting

March 31, 2021 11:42 am

Rishabh Pant was named the captain of Delhi Capitals for the upcoming IPL after regular skipper Shreyas Iyer was ruled out of the tournament after he injured his left shoulder during the recently-concluded England's tour of India.

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.