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Ricky Ponting Biography & Latest News

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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Sachin Tendulkar's five best Test knocks vs Australia in India
Sachin Tendulkar's five best Test knocks vs Australia in India
Moments when the little master dominated the mighty Australian team.
Most consecutive Test matches without defeat
Most consecutive Test matches without defeat
These sides managed to do the impossible and etched their mark on history by remaining unbeaten for a long time.
SK Flashback: When MS Dhoni deposited Clint McKay into the stands to stun Australia
SK Flashback: When MS Dhoni deposited Clint McKay into the stands to stun Australia
We take you down memory lane as we compiled some intriguing moments from the game.
Virat Kohli is the best batsman in the world, says Ricky Ponting
Virat Kohli is the best batsman in the world, says Ricky Ponting
Ponting puts Kohli above Steve Smith and Joe Root.
Ian Chappell sounds the death knell for Australia's chances in India
Ian Chappell sounds the death knell for Australia's chances in India
Former skipper feels Australia's extensive preparation won't amount to much in India.
Australia will struggle in India says Ricky Ponting
Australia will struggle in India says Ricky Ponting
The Australia- India Test series starts late February
David Warner becomes the fourth player to win multiple Allan Border medals
David Warner becomes the fourth player to win multiple Allan Border medals
In-form Australian opener joins the likes of Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke and Shane Watson.
What if Jonty Rhodes had not run out Inzamam-ul-Haq in the 1992 World Cup?
What if Jonty Rhodes had not run out Inzamam-ul-Haq in the 1992 World Cup?
Have you ever wondered what would have happened had Jonty Rhodes not run Inzamam-ul-Haq out in the 1992 World Cup with a dive?
SK Flashback: Remembering India's win at Perth in 2008
SK Flashback: Remembering India's win at Perth in 2008
Prior to the 2008 Test at Perth, Australia hadn't lost at the venue since February 1997.
Sachin Tendulkar is the only Indian in Stuart Broad's All Time XI
Sachin Tendulkar is the only Indian in Stuart Broad's All Time XI
Warne is interestingly named as Captain Cook's deputy in Stuart Broad's team.
Ricky Ponting picks his Australian squad for upcoming Test series in India
Ricky Ponting picks his Australian squad for upcoming Test series in India
The former captain also shares his opinion on Australia's chances in the series.
Stats: Hashim Amla becomes the 8th batsman to score a century in 100th Test
Stats: Hashim Amla becomes the 8th batsman to score a century in 100th Test
Amla joined a unique list after achieving his century today.
Ricky Ponting believes Brad Hogg can still play for Australia
Ricky Ponting believes Brad Hogg can still play for Australia
Brad Hogg has been in excellent in the Big Bash League for Melbourne Renegades but turns 46 next month.
Australia likely to tour Bangladesh in 2017
Australia likely to tour Bangladesh in 2017
Ricky Ponting joins Australian coaching staff for Sri Lanka T20s
Ricky Ponting joins Australian coaching staff for Sri Lanka T20s
The four-Test series against India is scheduled to start just a day after the conclusion of the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka.
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