Ricky Ponting born in 1974 and made his one day international debut in 1995 against South Africa and Test debut against Sri Lanka, Ricky Ponting is known to be one of the classy and finest batsmen world of cricket has ever seen. He is also famous for his aggressive captaincy and helped Australia win 2 ICC World Cups under his leadership.
Ricky Ponting scored 13,378 runs in 168 Test matches with an average of 51.85 and 13,704 runs in 375 one day international matches at an average of 42.03. He scored 41 Test and 30 ODI centuries. He was a Right-Handed batsman and helped Australia win important matches on numerous occasions. International cricket career of Ricky Ponting lasted for approximately 17 years and he said goodbye to international cricket in 2012. Today, Ponting is considered to be one of the top batsmen ever seen on cricket pitches and is also considered to be among the best cricket captains. With respect to win records, he is by far the most successful captain.
Ricky Ponting captained Australia in 230 ODIs, which itself is a record for maximum matches played as captain. Australia performed splendidly under his leadership and won 76.14% of matches (165). In Test matches, Ponting led his team to victory in 48 out of 77 matches he played as captain of the team. He also remained an undefeated World Cup team captain for 35 consecutive matches.
In his career span of 17 years, Ricky Ponting claimed 32 ODI man of the match awards, 7 ODI player of the series awards, 16 Test Man of the Match awards and 4 Test player of the match awards. Among many other of his records, include the record of scoring twin centuries against South Africa in his 100th Test match. Today, Ricky Ponting may have retired from the international scene but his legacy continues in the form of many new great Australian batsmen.
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