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How T20s became a serious business for Australia - ESPN

New Zealand and Australia turned up to a retro costume party to christen the new fad in Auckland and Ricky Ponting summed up the affair. "I think it is difficult to play seriously," he said. Ponting was the star with 98 off 55 balls, including five ...

'Monstrosity': City of Sydney joins residents in rubbishing Kings Cross redevelopment - The Sydney Morning Herald

A long night at the Bourbon and Beefsteak Bar in 1999 left former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting with a black eye. But a proposal to demolish the site of the Kings Cross venue along with several other buildings on Darlinghurst Road for an ...

Australia can 'sort out' Afridi in Tests - Ponting - ESPN

Ricky Ponting is confident Australia can get the better of Shahid Afridi, the new Pakistan captain, during the two Tests in England in July. Afridi has not played a Test since 2006 and in 44 games against Australia across all formats, he has only ever ...

Ashes on our minds - Ponting - ESPN

For the second time in his career Ricky Ponting is an Australian captain needing to reclaim the Ashes on home soil following another series defeat in England last year. Last time it served as a huge motivation as Australia stormed to a historic 5-0 ...

Ponting shrugs off England aggression - ESPN

Ricky Ponting has brushed off Paul Collingwood's comments that England will "go hard" in the first ODI in Southampton on Tuesday. Collingwood emphasised the importance of getting on top of Australia early in the tour, as they did in 2005 when England ...

Ponting lauds team effort in turnaround - ESPN

Ricky Ponting took it upon himself to put Australia's tour back on track, leading from the front with a 93-ball 92, and ensuring against the indignity of a whitewash at the hands of the old enemy. But while that coveted 5-0 scoreline is now beyond ...

Ashes loss could end Ponting's captaincy - ESPN

Ricky Ponting expects his reign as Australian captain to end if he is not holding the Ashes at the SCG in January. Ponting was in charge during the 2005 and 2009 defeats in England, and led his side to a 5-0 whitewash at home three years ago. Despite ...

Smith could play Tests this year - Ponting - ESPN

Ricky Ponting believes Steven Smith could be thrown into Test cricket in India later this year, if he is not given a chance even sooner in the games against Pakistan in England. Cricket Australia is considering a BCCI proposal to change the scheduled ...

Ponting's Ashes kryptonite - ESPN

Playing in a period that has often been dominated by batsmen, Ricky Ponting is comfortably among the three best willow-wielders of his time. In the early part of his career, when good fast bowlers were still reasonably prolific, he was overshadowed by ...

Ponting asks for UDRS across the board - ESPN

Australia captain Ricky Ponting has called on the ICC to make sure the Umpire Decision Review System is used in every series, after the Pakistan board did not put the system in place for the neutral series in England. As the "home" board, the PCB is in ...

Ponting wants frontliners to front up - ESPN

The paint has barely dried on the neutral honour board at Lord's, but already Ricky Ponting is hoping to get more from his bowlers in the second Test at Headingley. Shane Watson and Marcus North were the first two entries on the new bowling board under ...

Chris Lynn injured as Australia takes out T20 series and moves to No.2 - The New Daily

Australia has soared to No.2 in the Twenty20 world rankings after a 19-run win in the tri-series final against New Zealand on Wednesday. Ranked seventh just last month – a position assistant coach and cricket legend Ricky Ponting said was “completely ...

Ricky makes an announcement - ESPN

Ricky Ponting called for silence, banging the Justin Langer Memorial Gavel hard on the table. He replaced the item in its matchbox. Nobody stopped talking. "Bloody shut up, you blokes," shouted the skipper. "I've about had it with you lot. And Mitch ...

Punter's brain sprain, Shahid's cunning stunt - ESPN

Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has been ruled out of the upcoming series against India due to an injury to his cerebral cortex, sustained during the toss at the beginning of the recently concluded second Test at Headingley. According to reports, the ...

No retirement plans for Ponting post Ashes - ESPN

Ricky Ponting is not planning to retire from Tests after the Ashes and Australia's selection chairman is hoping he maintains the desire to stay on. Ponting's camp has dismissed speculation he is considering standing down and Andrew Hilditch has stepped ...

Clarke tips big things from Ponting - ESPN

Michael Clarke believes Ricky Ponting's tendency to fire in the biggest contests will be the spark to overcome a long-term period as a batting mortal. Ponting wants to forget the past year, which included a tenderised elbow courtesy of Kemar Roach, and ...

Fixing allegations could taint Sydney win - Ponting - ESPN

Australia captain Ricky Ponting has said the performances of his players in last year's Sydney Test against Pakistan would be tainted if the allegations of match-fixing surrounding that game turn out to be true. Ponting was reacting to murmurs about ...

Ponting's inspired change, Afridi's brainless slog - ESPN

Ricky Ponting's elbow was the subject of much debate on the first day, when he and Mohammad Aamer clashed after Ponting was caught at short leg. It resulted in an unofficial warning for the bowler, who had also crashed with Michael Clarke in the second ...

Ponting calls 5-0 Ashes win 'absolutely possible' - ESPN

Ricky Ponting believes it is "absolutely possible" that Australia can trounce England with a 5-0 Ashes clean-sweep this summer. Although Ponting didn't quite match Glenn McGrath's 5-0 prediction from four years ago - which turned out to be correct - he ...

Ponting should look to Tendulkar - Taylor - ESPN

Ricky Ponting should seek inspiration from Sachin Tendulkar's batting renaissance, according to the former captain of Australia, Mark Taylor. Tendulkar and Ponting are the two leading run scorers in Test history and they will be key men in the upcoming ...

Ricky Thomas Ponting, AO , nicknamed Punter, is an Australian former cricketer who was captain of the Australia national cricket team during its 'golden era'; between 2004 and 2011 in Test cricket and 2002 and 2011 in One Day International cricket. He is a specialist right-handed batsman, slips and close catching fielder, as well as a very occasional bowler. Ponting holds the record of being the only cricketer in the history of Test cricket to be a part of 100 Test match wins. He was named "Cricketer of the decade 2000". He led Australia to victory at the 2003 and 2007 Cricket World Cups and was also a member of the 1999 World Cup winning team under Steve Waugh.

Ricky Ponting
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Personal information
Full name Ricky Thomas Ponting
Born (1974-12-19) 19 December 1974 (age 42)
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Nickname Punter
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right arm medium
Role Batsman
Relations Greg Campbell (uncle)
International information
National side
Test debut 8 December 1995 v Sri Lanka
Last Test 3 December 2012 v South Africa
ODI debut 15 February 1995 v South Africa
Last ODI 19 February 2012 v India
ODI shirt no. 14 (was 9 in 1996)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1992–2013 Tasmania
2004 Somerset
2008 Kolkata Knight Riders
2011–2013 Hobart Hurricanes
2013 Mumbai Indians
2013 Surrey
2013 Antigua Hawksbills
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 168 375 289 456
Runs scored 13,378 13,704 24,150 16,363
Batting average 51.85 42.03 55.90 41.74
100s/50s 41/62 30/82 82/106 34/99
Top score 257 164 257 164
Balls bowled 575 150 1,506 349
Wickets 5 3 14 8
Bowling average 54.60 34.66 58.07 33.62
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/0 1/12 2/10 3/34
Catches/stumpings 195/– 160/– 309/– 195/–
Source: Cricinfo, 11 July 2013

Ricky Thomas Ponting, AO (born 19 December 1974), nicknamed Punter, is an Australian former cricketer who was captain of the Australia national cricket team during its 'golden era'; between 2004 and 2011 in Test cricket and 2002 and 2011 in One Day International cricket. He is a specialist right-handed batsman, slips and close catching fielder, as well as a very occasional bowler. Ponting holds the record of being the only cricketer in the history of Test cricket to be a part of 100 Test match wins. He was named "Cricketer of the decade 2000". He led Australia to victory at the 2003 and 2007 Cricket World Cups and was also a member of the 1999 World Cup winning team under Steve Waugh.

He represented the Tasmanian Tigers in Australian domestic cricket, the Hobart Hurricanes in Australia's domestic T20 competition the Big Bash League, and played in the Indian Premier League with the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008. He is widely considered by many to be one of the best batsmen of the modern era, alongside Sachin Tendulkar of India and Brian Lara of the West Indies. On 1 December 2006, he reached the highest rating achieved by a Test batsman in the last 50 years.

Ponting made his first-class debut for Tasmania in November 1992, when just 17 years and 337 days old, becoming the youngest Tasmanian to play in a Sheffield Shield match. However, he had to wait until 1995 before making his One Day International (ODI) debut, during a quadrangular tournament in New Zealand in a match against South Africa. His Test debut followed shortly after, when selected for the first Test of the 1995 home series against Sri Lanka in Perth, in which he scored 96. He lost his place in the national team several times in the period before early-1999, due to lack of form and discipline, before becoming One Day International captain in early-2002 and Test captain in early-2004.

After being involved in over 160 Tests and 370 ODIs, Ponting is Australia's leading run-scorer in Test and ODI cricket. He is one of only four players (along with Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Jacques Kallis) in history to have scored 13,000 Test runs. Statistically, he is one of the most successful captains of all time, with 48 victories in 77 Tests between 2004 and 31 December 2010. As a player, Ponting is the only cricketer in history to be involved in 100 Test victories. Ponting also holds the record to have been involved in the most ODI victories as a player, with 262 wins.

On 29 November 2012 Ponting announced his retirement from Test cricket, the day before he would play in the Perth Test against South Africa. This was his 168th and last Test appearance, equalling the Australian record held by Steve Waugh. Ponting retired on 3 December 2012 with a Test batting average of 51.85. He continued to play cricket around the world. In February 2013 it was announced that he would be captaining the Mumbai Indians team in the Indian Premier League. and in March 2013 he was announced as the first international franchise player for the Caribbean Premier League. Later that month it was revealed by Ponting that this would be his last season playing cricket, as at the end of the competition he would be retiring from all forms of the game.

Ricky Ponting - Australian Story - ABC TV

Suddenly last Summer. The story of Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting. As told by Ricky's wife Rianna, his parents, Graeme and Lorraine, his brother Drew Ponting, also Justin langer,Adam Gilchrist...

Ricky Ponting 50 off 35 balls vs New Zealand 4th ODI 2010 HD

Ricky Ponting incredible 257 vs India 3rd test MCG 2003/04

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY VIEWERS! This is my present to everyone, a brilliant innings that has never graced Youtube previously, an innings full of pure batting artistry by the wonderful and...

56 supreme Ricky Ponting shots - a tribute to a champion

Stunning batting.

Ricky Ponting's Magnificent Double Century

Watch Ricky Ponting's amazing innings against India in the 4th Test in Adelaide.

Cricket Masterclass: The art of attacking batting with Gilchrist, Pietersen and Ponting

Four of the best batsmen of the modern era talk you through the art of attacking batting. Must watch for any cricket fan!