Ricky Ponting Birthday Special: A right-handed batsman from Tasmania who captained the Aussies team that ruled world cricket in the 2000s. In fact two World Cups as a captain and one World Cup as a player.
Ricky Ponting Birthday Special
Happy Birthday Ricky Ponting: We see many captains who have ruled the world of cricket with the bat. Ricky Ponting is one such person. He won many matches with his plans on the field and made Australia a world champion. Today (December 19) Ponting is celebrating his 47th birthday on social media. The right-handed batsman from Tasmania was the captain of the Aussies who ruled world cricket in the 2000s. In fact Ponting is the only player to have won two World Cups as a captain and one World Cup as a player.
Ponting’s journey into international cricket began in February 1995. It did not take long for him to consolidate his place in the national team. The young player took the opportunity as Mark Taylor and Mark Waugh reached the halfway point of their careers. However, his outstanding performance came to light after the national team took the reins. The Aussies did not lose under his guidance. As well as scrapping rival teams and becoming a world champion. The Aussie talisman became the most successful captain in international cricket with 220 wins in 324 games. Virat Kohli is set to overtake Ricky Ponting, who has scored the most international centuries as captain.
Indian fans do not want to be reminded of Ponting’s mayhem in the 2003 World Cup final. Australia’s Ricky Ponting, who batted first in Johannesburg, led the team to 359 with a superb knock. In reply, India were all out for 234 as the Aussies won their third World Cup.
Ponting played a special innings against India in the third Test of the 2003 tour. TeamIndia kept a 336-run target. However, the Tasmanian player dominated the Indian bowlers. He scored 257 with his marathon knock. Helped Australia score 558 in the first innings. India failed to make a comeback. It lost by nine wickets.
The first men’s T20I match was between New Zealand and Australia in 2005. Cricket fans around the world are eager to see how the new format will be adopted. Even in the new version, Ponting did not take long to make his mark. Played excellent knock. He attacked the bowlers from the start and scored an unbeaten 98. He lost the century by two runs. However, the Aussies won by 44 runs.
In the first Test of the Ashes 2006-07, the Aussie captain showed his mettle once again. Played an excellent knock on longtime opponents. The likes of Andre Flintoff, James Anderson and Matthew Hoggard could not stop Ponting. Because he scored a sensational century and ended the match with the first innings for the Aussies. Provided a 277-run victory.
Star batsmen batted in the 15th over of the fifth ODI of the 2006 Australia Tour of South Africa and smashed the Proteas bowlers. He also recorded his highest ODI score of 434 in the first innings of Men in Yellow. However, Herschelle Gibbs’ innings of a storming innings gave South Africa a historic victory by one wicket.
In November 2012, Ponting bid farewell to international cricket. A great era is over. After his retirement, he coached the Legend Australia national team for a short time and coached several leading teams. He worked as a narrator on many occasions. He has been assisting the Delhi team in the IPL.
– cricket.com.au (cricketcomau) December 18, 2021
Over 27,000 international runs with 71 centuries
🏆 Three Cricket World Cup titles
⭐ ICC Hall of Fame inductee
Happy birthday Ricky Ponting, one of the best to grace the game pic.twitter.com/HjPON58Q5N
– ICC (@ICC) December 18, 2021
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