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Thursday, August 18, 2022

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.


Suryakumar is a bit like AB de Villiers, No. 4 is his best spot: Ponting

August 15, 2022 10:08 pm

Yadav, 31, has scored 672 runs at an average of 37.33 and a strike rate of 175.45 in 23 T20 matches and now sits at No.2 in the ICC T20 Batter Rankings, behind Pakistan skipper Babar Azam.

There are better fast bowlers in Indian T20 cricket than Mohammed Shami: Ricky Ponting

August 13, 2022 10:35 am

India have picked Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh as the three specialist fast bowlers with all-rounder Hardik Pandya being the fourth pacer in the 15-member squad.

It’s only a matter of time before he bounces back: Ricky Ponting dissects Virat Kohli's form

July 21, 2022 7:45 am

Ricky Ponting gave a strong word of advice for Virat Kohli.

Experienced players will have to step up against MI: Ricky Ponting

May 20, 2022 5:34 pm

The Australian legend added that the experienced players will have to step up for the team in the crucial match against Mumbai Indians.

IPL 2022: I fully back every decision Rishabh Pant takes on the field, says Ricky Ponting

May 09, 2022 11:39 am

Under Pant, DC have won just five of the 11 matches they have played so far, including the 91-run thrashing at the hands of Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.

Watch: Rishabh Pant vs Junior Ponting on the football field

May 05, 2022 4:40 pm

Ever since Rishabh Ponting became the coach of the Delhi Capitals, he shares a cordial relationship with the skipper Rishabh Pant.

Kuldeep Yadav needed positive environment, love and attention: Ricky Ponting

May 01, 2022 2:43 pm

The left-arm wrist spinner had a rough three years prior to this IPL edition after being confined to bench by the erstwhile national team management and also not getting enough support from his previous IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders.

Why Ricky Ponting broke remote controls watching Delhi Capitals play

April 27, 2022 10:43 am

The former Australian batting great re-joined the DC squad at training after completing his precautionary five-day room isolation after a family member had tested positive for Covid-19.

IPL 2022: Ricky Ponting to miss today's game as a family member tests positive

April 22, 2022 5:42 pm

With Ponting out, DC support staff Pravin Amre, Ajit Agarkar, James Hopes and Shane Watson will now handle backroom strategies for the game against Rajasthan Royals.

IPL 2022: We need to get better in all aspects of game, says DC coach Ricky Ponting after loss to RCB

April 17, 2022 11:48 am

DC lost by 16 runs to Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Wankhede Stadium here Saturday night to lie at the bottom half of the IPL table with just four points.