We did an article before on the Top 5 Best innings of Ricky Ponting but now is the time to look at the overall profile, stats and the records that he holds. Ricky Ponting is one of the all time greatest players of all time and one of the most successful captains ever as he led the dominant Australian team to back to back World Cup wins and solidified himself and his team as one of the best ever. He was also the best batter in the great Australia team and he got lots of runs in both the test and ODI formats.
Ricky Ponting is one cricketer who made the Australian team ruthless in its approach and that was because he was Ruthless in his batting style yet he had all the strokes including the pull, cover drive, straight drive etc. He scored tens and thousands of runs. Let’s look at the Profile Stats and Records of Ricky Ponting.
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Personal Information :
The full name of Ricky Ponting is Ricky Thomas Ponting and he was born on 19th December 1974 I Tasmania in Australia and since a young age it was noticed that he had a cricket savvy brain and he was extremely talented as well so he was put in training and after hard work he was able to play for Australia. He is fondly called Punter and his teammates and co workers. His height is 5 ft 10 inches which helped him attack the bouncer as well and score a lot of runs from the pull and hook shot. He was also a right arm medium pace bowler when needed.
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International Information :
He played for Australia from 1995-2012 and it was an amazing 17 year career at the very top of the game and he is an inspiration for a lot of young stars. His first test match was on 8th December 1995 against Sri Lanka and after 17 years on 3rd December 2012 vs South Africa. Just like this his first ODI match 15th February 1995 vs South Africa and on 19th February 2012 against India he played their last ODI match. He was one of the most important players of the last 30 years.
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Career Stats :
5 Wickets in an innings
10 wickets in a match
First batsman to score centuries in ODI cricket against all Test playing nations (Afghanistan and Ireland were not awarded Test status in Ponting's playing period)
Ponting's score of 242 against India is the highest individual Test innings in a losing cause.
Ponting, along with Shane Watson, holds the record for the highest partnership for any wicket in the ICC Champions Trophy (252 not out for the second wicket).
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