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Sunday, December 15, 2019

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 meets Delhi Capitals management ahead of IPL auction

December 14, 2019 2:47 pm

Delhi Capitals will go into the December 19 auction in Kolkata with a purse of Rs 27.85 crore and 11 available slots, including five overseas players.

Indian attack is fantastic but spinners tend to struggle in Australia, says Ricky Ponting

December 03, 2019 3:28 pm

Because of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma, India have risen to the pinnacle of Test rankings after playing a key role in the breakthrough series win in Australia last summer.

A fan asked Ricky Ponting for a photo, but he didn't want it with the cricketing legend

November 29, 2019 4:32 pm

The fan handed his phone to Ricky Ponting and asked the former cricketer to take a picture of him with well-known Australian sports presenter Melanie McLaughlin.

Ricky Ponting left fuming as 21 no ball calls went uncalled on Day 2 of Brisbane Test

November 23, 2019 3:47 pm

Ricky Ponting didn't want to blame the on-field umpires outrightly but expressed his discontent with the number of no ball calls that went uncalled for in the first Test between Australia and Pakistan on Friday.

Australians slam third umpire for Mohammad Rizwan's controversial dismissal

November 21, 2019 8:16 pm

Australian pacer Pat Cummins got the wicket of Pakistan's wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan off a no-ball delivery in the Brisbane Test

How Steve Bucknor robbed Dinesh Mongia of Ricky Ponting's wicket and India of 2003 World Cup win

September 19, 2019 10:41 am

Mongia may have not had much success as a left-arm spinner but in the final, he almost got the big wicket of Australian skipper Ricky Ponting who scored an unbeaten 140 and took Australia to a mammoth total in World Cup 2003 final

Leave off, Ricky Ponting tells Stuart Broad 'bunny' David Warner

September 05, 2019 12:58 pm

Compared to his stellar World Cup, Warner has had a nightmare of a series, averaging 11.28 with the bat and falling five times in seven innings to Broad.

Canada’s Ravinderpal Singh breaks Ricky Ponting’s 14-year-old record on debut

August 21, 2019 9:22 am

Before breaking Ricky Ponting's long-standing T20I record, Ravinderpal Singh played in Yuvraj Singh-led Toronto Nationals in GT20 Canada but went through a rough patch scoring just 54 runs from seven innings

Re-think neutral umpires, Ricky Ponting says after Ashes debacle

August 02, 2019 2:24 pm

English and Australian umpires dominate the ICC's elite umpires panel but are ruled out of officiating the Ashes due to the global cricket's requirement for neutral nation umpires to control matches.

Joe Root consulted Ricky Ponting to figure why he wasn't able to score centuries

July 24, 2019 1:21 pm

Compared to Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson and Steve Smith, Joe Root has the lowest rate of converting fifties into centuries. Root has the least number of centuries (16) among the four top batsmen in the world presently.