Ricky Ponting

  • Alastair Cook will never improve, says Ricky Ponting 1 week ago

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting piled more pressure on under-fire England skipper Alastair Cook on Tuesday by saying he will not improve as a player for the rest of his career. England's 95-run defeat by India in the second Test at Lord's on Monday made it 10 successive Test matches...
  • I played two years longer than I should have, admits Ricky Ponting June 7, 2014

    Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has admitted he waited far too long to retire. During an interview with Sky Sports in the UK, Ponting said he should have stepped down from the Australian squad two years before his final Test match, against South Africa in 2012. Ponting made his debut...
  • Ponting calls for swift action on corruption in cricket May 29, 2014

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has called for swift action on cricket's corruption crisis, saying there is nothing worse for the game than the shadow hanging over it. Ponting said match-fixing and other rumours had circulated for years and he pleaded with the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption watchdog and individual...
  • An embargo on Mumbai Indians' bench-strength April 28, 2014

    Four defeats in a row is not how you expect the trophy-holders to start their title defence, but Mumbai Indians have failed to inflate their deflated tyres despite the presence of cricket's who's who on the bench; the problem, though, is they can't play. Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Anil Kumble, Jonty...
  • IPL 7: Ricky Ponting joins Mumbai Indians on 'advisory role' April 27, 2014

    Dubai: Australia's two-time World Cup winning captain, Ricky Ponting has joined Mumbai Indians on an 'advisory role' in the seventh Indian Premier League. One of the best batsman of the modern era, Ponting was part of the victorious Mumbai Indians side last season and had led the team in the first...
  • Ricky Ponting awarded MCC life membership April 4, 2014

    London: Ricky Ponting was awarded life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on Friday in a tribute to the Australian legend's illustrious career. Former Australia captain Ponting was given the honour after establishing himself as one of the best batsmen in the history of the sport by scoring over 26,000...
  • India deserve a 'little say' in international cricket: Ponting February 16, 2014

    Wellington: Australian legend Ricky Ponting says India deserves a "little say" in international cricket being the "powerhouse nation" of the game but also hopes that the concerned stakeholders would strike a balance in the near future. The ICC recently announced wide-ranging changes to how the sport will be run, including handing...
  • Monkeygate saga ruined Symond's career, feels Ponting February 13, 2014

    Sydney : Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting feels lack of support from the cricket board (CA) to Andrew Symonds during the monkeygate episode was the reason behind the premature end to the mercurial all rounder's career. Ponting said Cricket Australia (CA) bowed to the heavy-weights BCCI during the 2008 incident in...
  • Ponting says Arthur was wrong for Australia February 13, 2014

    Sydney: Former Test captain Ricky Ponting says Cricket Australia made an error in appointing South Africa's Mickey Arthur as national coach in 2011. In a recorded interview, to be aired on Saturday on Australia's Nine Network, Ponting said Arthur, who was one of the world's most successful and admired coaches at...
  • Michael Holding slams Ricky Ponting over book controversy November 8, 2013

    Wellington: West Indies great Michael Holding criticised former Australian captain Ricky Ponting on Friday over revelations in his autobiography that prompted a public spat with current skipper Michael Clarke. Holding, now a prominent cricket commentator, said it was "unfortunate" that Ponting had broken the traditional dressing room code of silence in...
  • Warne tears into 'boring' Cook and 'jealous' Ponting November 4, 2013

    Melbourne: Alastair Cook's captaincy is "negative" and "boring", and could cost England the Ashes if the hosts lift their game, according to former Australia spinner Shane Warne. Cook led England to an emphatic 3-0 victory in the first of back-to-back Ashes this year and is expected to lead the tourists to...
  • Ricky Ponting believes England are 'past their peak' October 31, 2013

    Sydney: Former Test captain Ricky Ponting believes England's ageing team are already past their best as they prepare for the Ashes opener against Australia just months after winning the urn on home soil. Ponting, who has made headlines with his critical views on current Australian skipper Michael Clarke, admits the home...
  • Ponting 'offended' as Taylor rakes up Clarke row October 30, 2013

    Sydney: Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting on Wednesday said he was "offended" after Mark Taylor blasted his feud with Michael Clarke, saying it should have stayed in the dressing room. Current skipper Clarke was reportedly furious when he learned ex-captain Ponting's autobiography, released last week, contained concerns about his then-deputy's attitude....
  • Ponting book puts pressure on Michael Clarke October 27, 2013

    Melbourne: The explosive claims made by Australia's former cricket captain Ricky Ponting in his autobiography At the Close of Play is believed to have added to the immense pressure on the current Test skipper Michael Clarke. In the 699-page book, Ricky Ponting has questioned Michael Clarke's ability to handle pressure. Clarke...
  • Tait rates Tendulkar above Ponting, Lara October 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Australia pacer Shaun Tait on Thursday rated batting great Sachin Tendulkar higher than compatriot Ricky Ponting and West Indian legend Brian Lara. "It was a short span of career I had with Australia. I was lucky enough to play against Brian Lara, play with Ricky Ponting and play against Sachin....
  • Ashes chapter hard to close for Ricky Ponting October 24, 2013

    Melbourne: Ricky Ponting knew his time was up when he bowed out of international cricket a year ago, but the competitive fires still rage for the former Australia captain when he imagines facing England one more time on home soil. England's arrival in Perth on Friday signals the start of the...
  • Sachin changed his stance couple of times during 'Monkeygate': Ponting October 22, 2013

    Melbourne: After questioning Sachin Tendulkar's conduct during the 'Monkeygate' scandal in his autobiography, former Australian captain Ricky Ponting now says he has made peace with the key Indian characters of the ugly drama during his IPL stint. Ponting, who in his book said that he was taken aback by Tendulkar's statement...
  • Australia's Hughes needs 'love' to blossom, says Ponting October 22, 2013

    Melbourne: Serial discard Phillip Hughes is Australia's best young batsman and just needs a bit of "love and stability" to blossom at Test level, said former captain Ricky Ponting. The 24-year-old scored an unbeaten 81 in the first innings of the Ashes opening Test in England but was dropped for the...
  • Cricket Australia let me and the team down during Monkeygate: Ponting October 19, 2013

    Melbourne: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting feels country's cricket board let him and the entire team down during the 2008 'Monkeygate' controversy, saying that CA officials acted as if the relationship with India mattered more than the national players. In fresh excerpts of his autobiography 'At The Close of Play' published...
  • My book will reveal the truth of 'Monkeygate': Anil Kumble October 18, 2013

    However, Anil Kumble declined to comment on Ricky Ponting's observation on Sachin Tendulkar's role in the 'Monkeygate' scandal. ...
  • Wait for my book to know all about 'Monkeygate': Anil Kumble October 18, 2013

    Bangalore: Former captain Anil Kumble on Friday declined to comment on Ricky Ponting's observation on Sachin Tendulkar's role in the 'Monkeygate' scandal, saying people should wait for his book to know his version of the incident. In his memoirs - titled The Close of Play, Ponting said he didn't understand why...
  • Ponting questions Sachin Tendulkar's role in 'Monkeygate' October 17, 2013

    Melbourne: The ghost of 'Monkeygate' has risen again with former Australian captain Ricky Ponting questioning Sachin Tendulkar's role in the scandal, claiming that he was taken aback by the senior Indian batsman's statement which saved Harbhajan Singh. In his memoirs -- titled The Close of Play -- Ponting said he didn't...
  • Australia must stick with top six: Ricky Ponting October 14, 2013

    Sydney: Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting says selectors need to "pick and stick" with young batsmen in next month's Ashes series, while claiming Michael Clarke's captaincy remains "a work in progress". In an interview with The Australian published on Monday Ponting called on selectors to stop their search for a quick...
  • Ricky Ponting had doubts over Clarke captaincy October 13, 2013

    Sydney: Ricky Ponting once harboured doubts over the suitability of Michael Clarke to succeed him as captain of Australia. Ponting, who stood down after nine years in the post in 2011, said the concerns over his successor-designate and vice captain - who he called "Pup" - had prevented him from...
  • Bailey plots India heist with Ponting's advice October 9, 2013

    Australia are in India with a motive to replace the hosts at the top of the ICC ODI rankings. But to do that, the visitors need to beat the World Cup and Champions Trophy holders with a convincing margin in the seven-match series, for which stand-in skipper George Bailey has...
  • Ponting urges selectors not to lose faith in youngsters August 17, 2013

    Australian cricket may be in its worst phase, but former captain Ricky Ponting has asked the selectors to have faith and confidence on the upcoming bunch of players after the team's Ashes defeat in England. Ponting, who is currently playing for Antigua Hawksbills in the Limacaol Caribbean Premier League has come...
  • Lara is better than Tendulkar, Ponting: Afridi August 9, 2013

    Karachi: Joining the debate on who among Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar is a greater batsman, Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi said he considers the West Indian a cut above the best of his era. "Lara was the best batsman I have seen in my entire career spanning 16 years better. Personally...
  • Nurse stars in Barbados' win over Antigua August 2, 2013

    Bridgetown, Barbados: The spin pair of Ashley Nurse and Shakib Al Hasan combined to bowl Barbados Tridents to their second win in a row in the Caribbean Premier League, this one a 12-run success over Antigua Hawksbills at Kensington Oval. Shakib took the second wicket to fall in Antigua's chase...