Retrieved 1 January For a while, it seemed all about Australia, where even the great performances from the opponents hardly got a mention. On Australia Day he was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia for services to cricket and, through the Ponting Foundation, the community. After missing most of the tour of India due to injury, Ponting returned for the Fourth Test. Delhi Capitals — current squad. Currently active players are listed in italics. Combine this with his batting skill and that’s a pretty intimidating package.
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Had he been a few more metres away from me I would have not reacted like I did or at the most I would have given him a bit of lip as I walked past.
All top cricketers are united by their refusal to give up. He continued to be inconsistent with scores of 12 and 33 against India and Zimbabwe, before becoming the youngest batsman to score a World Cup century, when he scored runs from balls against the West Indies in Jaipur. Retrieved 4 January His good eye and accurate throws often saw him run batsmen out with direct hits.
Retrieved 2 April Retrieved 12 December Ponting was not happy with the performance and once in the dressing rooms delivered “the biggest spray” he hoped to do while captain of Australia. Ponting and Kookaburra agreed to comply, before the series against South Africa.
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Archived from the pnting on 5 January In the —12 Australian summer, a disappointing series draw with New Zealand gave poting to calls for Ponting to be removed from the team following perceived underperformances. Ponting struck 56 from 84 balls seven fours in Australia’s total of Brian Lara 10, Chris Gayle 10, Tactically he may not have been as celebrated a captain as the brilliant Mark Taylor, for instance, but he was very aware of his position in the sport and where and what he was.
Ponting’s own score was Australia went on to win the match by six wickets after a last day English collapse, Ponting making 49 in the chase. Retrieved 26 September Australia left for St Vincent, Australia’s venue for its two warm-up desktpo against Zimbabwe and England on 28 February without Brett Lee because of ankle damage.
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Ricky Thomas PontingAO born gicky Decemberis an Australian cricket commentator and former cricketerand two-time World Cup winning captain in andwidely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. The result meant Australia needed to defeat Pakistan in their third and final group match for a place in the semi-finals.
This drew strong criticism from many commentatorswho suggested that their faster bowlerswho had been responsible for the collapse, could have bowled from a shorter run-up.
His form continued with in the Second Test in Adelaide, meaning that he had scored four centuries in five Tests. He’s a fine young cricketer and he’ll now have to prove that he’s got the tenacity and temperament to go with it.
The eternal battler
With his men now firm favourites for the tournament, they again came up against South Africa in the semi-final. He finished the tour second highest in the aggregates, behind Langer. Also in this match Ponting bowled six overs, and took his first wicket since March ; Michael Vaughan caught behind by Adam Gilchrist.
Archived from the original on 25 January He fell for only 11 in the second innings, and when Australia lost their eighth wicket, they were only just over 50 ahead.
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However, he had kept wicket in pre-season matches and during centre wicket practice. Please try again later. This was his th and last Test appearance,  equalling the Australian record held by Steve Waugh. Ponting was aggressive towards the Indian journalists, lashing out at them for “questioning my [Ponting’s] integrity”. Australian cricket team in the West Indies in List of batsmen who have scored over One Day International cricket runs. The sides met again in their next match, this time in the semi-final at Edgbaston on 17 June He scored eighties in the first two Tests, ending with runs at