Nov. 29, 2012
-- Ricky ponting, the former Australian captain on the move to play his last test at Perth. He had announced his retirement on Thursday to the world through a press conference. He said,” "A few hours ago I let the team know that this upcoming Test will be my last,” This Australian player is about to turn 38 on next month, has failed to score runs in his last three innings against the south Africa, who is on top of the ranking table for tests.
Ponting had played 167 test matches and he was the second highest run getter in the world stands only after Sachin Tendulkar. Ponting admitted that he knew, if he dint get runs during the match against South Africa he will be made to sit out during Ashes in July and August net year. Ponting had already suffered with back-to-back defeat in the ashes series before Clarke took over the captaincy.
Pontings recent scores of 0, 4 and 16 in the ongoing test series against South Africa said that he had not spoken to the selectors about his places in the Australian side. This right handed batsman, made his test debut in 1995 against Sri Lanka. Till then he had played 167 matches and scored 13,366 runs for his team as a batsman with a highest score of 257. His batting average was 52.21. He had scored 62 half centuries and 41 centuries. This man also did bowling on few vocations, and purchased 5wickets.
Statistically, he is the most successful captain of all time, he had leaded his team for 77 matches as a captain and he made his team to win on 48 of those matches. His period of captaincy was 2004-2010.
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