Ricky Ponting

Australian legend hailed as one the greatest captains in the history of International Cricket


Ricky Thomas Ponting is an Australian cricket coach, commentator and former cricketer who achieved worldwide recognition as one of the greatest batsmen of his era. He is the most successful captain in international cricket history, with 220 victories in 324 matches with a winning rate of 67.91%

A prolific batter, Ponting is Australia's leading run-scorer in Test and ODI cricket. He was named ‘Cricketer of the Decade’ in  2000 and was inducted into the ‘ICC Hall of Fame’ in 2018. 

He is the current assistant coach of the Australian national men's cricket team and was also named an interim coach for Australia's T20I series against Sri Lanka.

After retiring from international cricket in 2012, Ponting continued to be involved in the sport. He took up coaching roles and worked as a commentator and analyst, sharing his insights and expertise with the cricketing community.

He has also coached the Mumbai Indians of the Indian Premier League from 2014 to 2016, helping them win a championship in the 2015 edition of the IPL.

Ricky released his autobiography ‘At the Close of Play’ in 2014, which documents his life’s experiences from his childhood to the highs and lows of an international cricket career and his eventual retirement.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Ricky was awarded the ‘Allan Border Medal’ by the CA in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2009. He  was also honoured with the title of ‘Australia Post Legend’ of Cricket in 2021. 

He was the ‘Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World’ in 2003 and is the first batsman to score centuries in ODI cricket against all Test playing nations.

Ponting, along with Shane Watson, holds the record for the highest partnership for any wicket in the ICC Champions Trophy.

Why Ricky Ponting ?

Ricky Ponting’s legacy as one of Australia’s finest cricketers is indisputable. His exceptional batting skills, leadership qualities, and remarkable achievements have earned him a place among the cricketing greats. He remains an iconic figure in the sport, admired for his contributions to the game and his unwavering passion for cricket.

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