101 Facts About Ricky Ponting

1. Ricky Ponting described the experience as, "That job confirmed for me that a life in sport was what I really wanted.

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2. Ricky Ponting was destined to lead his country—I couldn't have handed Australian cricket's ultimate individual honour to a more capable and deserving man.

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3. Ricky Ponting described the experience as, "That job confirmed for me that a life in sport was what I really wanted.

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4. Ricky Ponting was destined to lead his country—I couldn't have handed Australian cricket's ultimate individual honour to a more capable and deserving man.

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5. Ricky Ponting described the experience as, "That job confirmed for me that a life in sport was what I really wanted.

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6. Ricky Ponting was destined to lead his country—I couldn't have handed Australian cricket's ultimate individual honour to a more capable and deserving man.

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7. Ricky Ponting described the experience as, "That job confirmed for me that a life in sport was what I really wanted.

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8. Ricky Ponting was destined to lead his country—I couldn't have handed Australian cricket's ultimate individual honour to a more capable and deserving man.

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9. Ricky Ponting described the experience as, "That job confirmed for me that a life in sport was what I really wanted.

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10. Ricky Ponting was destined to lead his country—I couldn't have handed Australian cricket's ultimate individual honour to a more capable and deserving man.

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11. Ricky Ponting described the experience as, "That job confirmed for me that a life in sport was what I really wanted.

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12. Ricky Ponting is one of the most resilient men in the sport.

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13. Ricky Ponting has unveiled his team of the tournament as we continue the downhill run to the BBL08 finals.

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14. Ricky Ponting was destined to lead his country—I couldn't have handed Australian cricket's ultimate individual honour to a more capable and deserving man.

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15. Ricky Ponting described the experience as, "That job confirmed for me that a life in sport was what I really wanted.

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16. Ricky Ponting was destined to lead his country—I couldn't have handed Australian cricket's ultimate individual honour to a more capable and deserving man.

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17. Ricky Ponting was inducted into the Sports Australia Hall of Fame in 2015.

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18. Ricky Ponting was made a member of the Order of Australia in 2012.

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19. In 2004, Ricky Ponting became the captain of the Australia National Cricket Team after the old Test captain, Steve Waugh, retired.

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20. In 1999, Ricky Ponting got a taste of victory when his team won the Cricket World Cup.

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21. Ricky Ponting resigned his national-team captaincy in March 2011, shortly after Australia lost to India in the World Cup quarterfinals.

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22. Ricky Ponting captured a second ICC Cricketer of the Year award in 2007, after leading Australia to World Cup and Ashes victories that year.

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23. Ricky Ponting gained a reputation as a cricket prodigy when he scored four centuries for the Under-13s in a Tasmanian cricket week and two more when promoted to the Under-16 team.

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24. Ricky Ponting holds a record of being the only Australian Test captain to have led his team to three separate Ashes series defeats.

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25. Ricky Ponting is one of the most successful captains in the history of cricket.

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26. In 1992, when Ricky Ponting was a part of the Australian Cricket Academy, he first saw Sachin Tendulkar.

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27. Ricky Ponting described the experience as, "That job confirmed for me that a life in sport was what I really wanted.

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28. Ricky Ponting was a part of the scoreboard team at Sheffield Shield games.

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29. Ricky Ponting was introduced to cricket by father Graeme and Uncle Greg Campbell.

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30. Ricky Ponting was an aggressive competitor and had abundance of determination, courage and skill.

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31. Ricky Ponting holds the incredible record of being the only cricketer in the history of Test cricket to be a part of 100 Test match wins while playing for Australia.

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32. Ricky Ponting is one of the greatest batsmen to represent Australia.

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33. Ricky Ponting usually fielded in the slips, cover and silly point.

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34. Ricky Ponting signed on to play for the English County side Surrey during June–July 2013.

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35. Ricky Ponting was succeeded as Australian Twenty20 captain by team vice-captain Michael Clarke.

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36. Ricky Ponting acknowledged that he was keen to rectify his poor Test batting record in India.

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37. Ricky Ponting averaged 42.80 in 25 ODIs from four tours—1995, 1999, 2003 and the 2007 World Cup.

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38. Ricky Ponting was aggressive towards the Indian journalists, lashing out at them for "questioning my [Ponting's] integrity".

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39. Ricky Ponting was destined to lead his country—I couldn't have handed Australian cricket's ultimate individual honour to a more capable and deserving man.

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40. Ricky Ponting regained his form in a victory over New Zealand in match—scoring 52 in Guwahati.

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41. Ricky Ponting scored 113 before running himself out, as Australia batted first on a pitch at the Kensington Oval described as the slowest Waugh had played on.

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42. Ricky Ponting top-scored with a brilliant 140 not out from 121 balls.

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43. Ricky Ponting failed in the rest of the Super Six stage and the semi-final against the same opposition.

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44. Ricky Ponting began the Super Six stage with a massive 114 against Sri Lanka.

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45. Ricky Ponting failed to perform in the rest of the group matches including just 2 against Namibia and 18 against England in a poor performance which Australia managed to win just.

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46. Ricky Ponting scored 233 against a strong Queensland bowling team that included Andy Bichel, Adam Dale and Ashley Noffke.

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47. Ricky Ponting finished with an unbeaten 141 in the Third Test at the SCG, the culmination of another Australian whitewash.

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48. Ricky Ponting ended the run in style, scoring 197 in the Third Test at the WACA.

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49. Ricky Ponting scored 31 as Australia won their inaugural Test against Zimbabwe by nine wickets.

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50. Ricky Ponting scored 105 not out in the Third Test in Colombo, his only Test century in Sri Lanka.

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51. Ricky Ponting "batted with maturity and even temperament associated with the champions of the game", according to Waugh.

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52. Ricky Ponting explained that we were Australian cricketers and after a few minutes, they let us in.

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53. Ricky Ponting scored 76 in the third and deciding final against South Africa, which Australia won.

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54. Ricky Ponting scored a century in the latter, but managed just five against Middlesex in the last match before the Fourth Test.

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55. Ricky Ponting was not selected for the first three Tests; England won the first, Australia the third, and the second was drawn.

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56. Ricky Ponting was out of the team for six months, and missed the remaining three Tests against the West Indies, the three Tests on the tour to South Africa, both series victories to Australia.

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57. Ricky Ponting broke through for his maiden ODI century in his 12th match, scoring 123 from 138 balls against Sri Lanka at the MCG.

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58. Ricky Ponting played in all ten games of the World Series ODI Cup played between Australia, Sri Lanka and the West Indies after the Test series.

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59. Ricky Ponting took the wicket of Asanka Gurusinha in Sri Lanka's first innings amidst four economical overs.

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60. Ricky Ponting combined with Stuart Law, playing on debut, for a partnership of 121.

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61. Ricky Ponting started nervously, edging his first ball past first slip for a boundary from off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan.

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62. Ricky Ponting scored another century against the same opposition in Launceston.

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63. Ricky Ponting opened the batting with Boon in Tasmania's first match of the Sheffield Shield season, scoring 20 and 43.

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64. Mark Waugh returned for the next match and Ricky Ponting was dropped until he replaced an out-of-form David Boon in the fifth and final match, where Ponting got a second-ball duck.

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65. Ricky Ponting scored one from six balls, as Australia successfully chased South Africa's target on a difficult batting track.

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66. Ricky Ponting finished the tour second highest in the aggregates, behind Langer.

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67. Ricky Ponting became the youngest batsmen in Shield history to score twin centuries in a match.

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68. Ricky Ponting is one of only four players in history to have scored 13,000 Test runs.

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69. Ricky Ponting led Australia to victory at the 2003 and 2007 Cricket World Cups and was a member of the 1999 World Cup winning team under Steve Waugh.

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70. Ricky Ponting was captain of the Australian national team during its 'golden era'; between 2004 and 2011 in Tests and 2002 and 2011 in One Day Internationals.

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71. Ricky Ponting has cast fresh doubt on the health of the Sheffield Shield competition, saying it is not producing Test-standard players.

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72. Ricky Ponting has left his options open to join the Cricket Australia board, which.

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73. Ricky Ponting has endorsed the damning report into the toxic culture of Australian cricket.

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74. Ricky Ponting was appointed as the new coach of Delhi Daredevils in the IPL on 3 January 2018.

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75. Ricky Ponting coached the Mumbai Indians in the IPL from 2014 to 2016.

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76. On 1 January 2017, Ricky Ponting was named an interim coach for the team's T20I series against Sri Lanka.

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77. Ricky Ponting was known as an aggressive competitor, as manifested in his on-field conduct.

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78. On December 9, 2015 Ricky Ponting unveiled a bronze statue placed at the ground in his honour.

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79. Ricky Ponting scored an unbeaten 169 against Nottinghamshire in his final first class innings, ensuring his team held on for a draw.

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80. On 29 November 2012 Ricky Ponting announced that he would retire from Test cricket after the WACA test against South Africa.

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81. In 2011, Ricky Ponting was inducted into Australian Institute of Sport 'Best of the Best'.

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82. Ricky Ponting retained the captaincy of Australia for the 2011 World Cup in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

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83. Ricky Ponting missed the Fifth Test due to a finger injury, and Michael Clarke stood in as Australia's captain.

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84. Ricky Ponting became the first Australian captain to lose an Ashes series in Australia since Allan Border in 1987.

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85. Ricky Ponting was criticised for choosing to bat on a green pitch for the Second Test.

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86. Ricky Ponting scored 55 in an Australian innings victory, before many sections of the media attacked the West Indies lack-lustre performance.

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87. Ricky Ponting fought his way to 25 from 57 balls, before falling to Harbhajan, as Australia comfortably chased down India's total of 170 with six wickets remaining.

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88. Ricky Ponting made just 12 in India's comprehensive victory in the second match, while he scored a slow 59 from 93 balls in another Indian victory in the third match.

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89. On 7 September 2009, Ricky Ponting announced his retirement from Twenty20 international cricket in order to prolong his career.

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90. Ricky Ponting could only manage two and 38, as Australia were defeated in the second Test at Lord's—their first Test defeat at the venue since 1934.

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91. Ricky Ponting hit five boundaries on his 25 before he was bowled trying the run-rate, before Sri Lanka won by six wickets.

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92. Ricky Ponting was praised for cobbling together an unexpected win, as South Africa were thought to be stronger on home soil.

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93. Ricky Ponting amassed 87 in Australia's first innings score of 577.

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94. Ricky Ponting scored 38 in Australia's second innings, as the match ended in a draw.

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95. In the Second Test, Ricky Ponting became the seventh player and third Australian to score 10,000 Test runs.

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96. Ricky Ponting scored 17 in the first innings and 20 not out in the second, as a storm prevented an Australian victory.

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97. Ricky Ponting was questioned over the wrong decision, the racism row, and especially the wicket of Ganguly during which he held his finger up to indicate to Mark Benson that Ganguly has been caught.

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98. Ricky Ponting struck 56 from 84 balls in Australia's total of 551.

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99. Ricky Ponting scored 91 from 91 balls, and became the seventh player to score 10,000 ODI runs.

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100. In the first warmup game against Zimbabwe, Ricky Ponting scored just 2 in Australia's 106 run victory.

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101. At the conclusion of the match, Ricky Ponting's batting average peaked at 59.99.

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