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Ricky Ponting Biography

Ricky Ponting, nicknamed Punter, is an Australian cricketer, a former captain of the Australia national cricket team between 2004 and 2011 in Test cricket and 2002 and 2011 in One Day International cricket. He is a specialist right-handed batsman, catching fielder, as well as a very occasional bowler. He represents the Tasmanian Tigers in Australian domestic cricket, the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League, and has played in the Indian Premier League with the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008. Ponting made his first-class debut for Tasmania in November 1992, at the age of 17, becoming the youngest Tasmanian to play in a Sheffield Shield match. 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 three players in history to have scored 13,000 Test runs. With a record of 48 victories in 77 Tests between 2004 and 31 December 2010, he is slated as the most successful captain of all time; while as a player he is also the only cricketer in history to be involved in 100 Test victories. As of 18 July 2012 Ricky Ponting has 165 Test matches to his name and created history by becoming the most capped Australian player.  

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Teams with most number of centuries in the Champions Trophy
Teams with most number of centuries in the Champions Trophy
With only a week to go before the Champions Trophy commences, here are the teams with the most number of individual tons at the tournament.
Had the 2003 World Cup final been replayed today, India would have got closer to the target, says Sachin Tendulkar
Had the 2003 World Cup final been replayed today, India would have got closer to the target, says Sachin Tendulkar
India fell 125 runs short of the target that day.
IPL 2017: Ricky Ponting picks his best players of the tournament
IPL 2017: Ricky Ponting picks his best players of the tournament
Legendary Australian captain also reveals the biggest surprise of the season.
IPL 2017: Ricky Ponting predicts Mumbai Indians-Sunrisers Hyderabad final
IPL 2017: Ricky Ponting predicts Mumbai Indians-Sunrisers Hyderabad final
Ricky Ponting's heart is with his former side, MI but he still stuck by his pre-season prediction of Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Ricky Ponting backs Virat Kohli to regain his form in Champions Trophy
Ricky Ponting backs Virat Kohli to regain his form in Champions Trophy
Legendary Australian captain explains why Kohli is in a 'flat spot' at the moment.
IPL 2017: Virat Kohli has done next to nothing this season, says Ricky Ponting
IPL 2017: Virat Kohli has done next to nothing this season, says Ricky Ponting
The former Australian captain also singled out the absence of KL Rahul as one of the big reasons for the dismal run.
IPL 2017: Ricky Ponting believes squad imbalance is reason for RCB's poor showing
IPL 2017: Ricky Ponting believes squad imbalance is reason for RCB's poor showing
The Australian legend feels that the RCB think-tank made a mistake by not paying much attention to the side's bowling department.
Daniel Vettori picks Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli in his All Time XI
Daniel Vettori picks Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli in his All Time XI
Former New Zealand skipper names Kohli as captain of his dream team.
IPL 2017: Ricky Ponting confident of Nitish Rana getting selected in India's limited-overs squads
IPL 2017: Ricky Ponting confident of Nitish Rana getting selected in India's limited-overs squads
Rana has been excellent for Mumbai.
Paul Stirling picks Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar in his All Time XI
Paul Stirling picks Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar in his All Time XI
Ireland all rounder chooses Ricky Ponting to lead his dream team.
Ricky Ponting says champions like Dhoni must not be written off
Ricky Ponting says champions like Dhoni must not be written off
Ponting also made his opinions clear on Dhoni being removed as the captain of the Rising Pune Supergiant.
Adam Voges names his All Time XI; 5 Australians make the cut while Tendulkar lone Indian representative
Adam Voges names his All Time XI; 5 Australians make the cut while Tendulkar lone Indian representative
Ricky Ponting was named as the side's skipper while Kallis was chosen as the all-rounder in the star-studded XI.
Stats: Younis Khan becomes the 13th batsman to complete 10,000 Test runs
Stats: Younis Khan becomes the 13th batsman to complete 10,000 Test runs
Younis is the first Pakistani batsman to join the distinguished 10,000-run club.
5 of the best fielders in EA Cricket 07
5 of the best fielders in EA Cricket 07
These players have the ability to take some absolute blinders.
IPL 2017: Tournament can restore friendships between Virat Kohli and Australian players, feels Ricky Ponting
IPL 2017: Tournament can restore friendships between Virat Kohli and Australian players, feels Ricky Ponting
Former Australian skipper cites the example of himself and Harbhajan Singh in the past.
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