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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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5 top one-handed catches in international cricket since the turn of the century
5 top one-handed catches in international cricket since the turn of the century
Cricket history is filled with amazing catches, these are a few of the best one-handed.
Rating the Australian ODI captains in the last two decades
Rating the Australian ODI captains in the last two decades
An evaluation of the men who led Australia's ODI teams over the last 20 years.
Top 10 Australian Test cricketers of all-time
Top 10 Australian Test cricketers of all-time
In what is perhaps the most cricket-rich nation, here are some of its most successful names.
Suchith feels he's only 'one good season' away from India call
Suchith feels he's only 'one good season' away from India call
The 23-year-old has spent three seasons at Mumbai Indians and would play as an experienced cricketer for the Mysuru Warriors in the KPL.
Top 5: Most runs overseas in Tests
Top 5: Most runs overseas in Tests
Here's a list of the top 5 batsmen with most runs overseas in Tests.
Five players who stood at short leg or silly point even after becoming captain
Five players who stood at short leg or silly point even after becoming captain
Short leg and silly point were long considered a rookie's job but these captains changed that perception and how.
5 batsmen whose careers saw a downslide towards the end
5 batsmen whose careers saw a downslide towards the end
Five great batsmen who saw a drastic dip in form towards the end of their careers.
Captain's Corner: MS Dhoni vs Ricky Ponting
Captain's Corner: MS Dhoni vs Ricky Ponting
A statistical comparison between two of World Cricket's greatest ever captains.
Ishant Sharma reveals tale behind career-turning spell against Ricky Ponting
Ishant Sharma reveals tale behind career-turning spell against Ricky Ponting
Ishant recalls the role played by Virender Sehwag and Gary Kirsten in two of his most famous career highlights till date.
5 centuries that were overshadowed
5 centuries that were overshadowed
Though batsmen often get the plaudits for match winning centuries, we take a look at 5 instances where the 3-figure mark went unnoticed.
Cricket SKams: Michael Clarke claiming Sourav Ganguly's catch
Cricket SKams: Michael Clarke claiming Sourav Ganguly's catch
Controversy overshadowed cricket on day 5 of the second Test in Sydney.
5 famous coach-captain relationships in cricket
5 famous coach-captain relationships in cricket
The relationship between captain and coach is crucial for a team to perform well and here are five instances of that.
Stats: Highest score by a batsman on T20I debut
Stats: Highest score by a batsman on T20I debut
England's Dawid Malan broke into the top five courtesy of his 78 against South Africa in the third T20I at Cardiff.
SK Flashback: Bangladesh beat Australia for the first time
SK Flashback: Bangladesh beat Australia for the first time
The semi-finalists of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 turned a big corner on this day in 2005.
Shahid Afridi picks Sachin Tendulkar and Wasim Akram in his all-time ODI XI
Shahid Afridi picks Sachin Tendulkar and Wasim Akram in his all-time ODI XI
Afridi has selected a dream team containing players whom he played with or against.
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