Ricky Ponting inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame
Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting is the newest inductee into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame. Along with Ponting, former captain Karen Rolton and ex-Test batsman Norm O’Neill have additionally been inducted into the prestigious corridor of fame. The announcement was made on Saturday and Ponting together with the different two might be formally inducted at the Allan Border Medal on Monday night time. Ricky Ponting has been one of the most profitable Australian skippers in latest instances. He captained Australia for a document 324 matches throughout all codecs. In 168 Tests, Ponting scored 13,378 runs. In 375 ODIs he amassed 13,589 runs together with 29 lots of. Ponting can also be the solely cricketer in the historical past of Test cricket to be a component of 100 Test match wins and was additionally honoured wi the title of “Cricketer of the decade 2000”. He led Australia to 2 world cup wins in 2003 and 2007.
Speaking on the event, Australian Cricket Hall of Fame Chairman Peter King stated, “Ricky Ponting is unquestionably one of the finest Test and one-day cricketers Australia has produced.”
“An exceptional fieldsman, he has an outstanding record as a top-order batsman and captain and was a key figure during a highly successful era in Australian cricket. That only he and Sachin Tendulkar have scored more than 13,000 runs in both Test and one-day cricket speaks volumes of his place in the game’s history,” cricket.com.au quoted him saying.
Since retiring Ponting has had stints as a coach in T20 leagues and is at present the assistant coach of the Australian nationwide T20 facet.