Ponting

  • Ricky Ponting awarded MCC life membership 04-04-2014 10:28 PM

    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...
  • India deserve a 'little say' in international cricket: Ponting 15-02-2014 11:10 PM

    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...
  • Monkeygate saga ruined Symond's career, feels Ponting 13-02-2014 01:47 PM

    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...
  • Ponting says Arthur was wrong for Australia 13-02-2014 08:59 AM

    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...
  • Michael Holding slams Ricky Ponting over book controversy 08-11-2013 09:51 AM

    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...
  • Warne tears into 'boring' Cook and 'jealous' Ponting 04-11-2013 12:08 PM

    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...
  • Ricky Ponting believes England are 'past their peak' 31-10-2013 09:26 AM

    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...
  • Ponting 'offended' as Taylor rakes up Clarke row 30-10-2013 09:31 AM

    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...
  • Ponting book puts pressure on Michael Clarke 27-10-2013 01:49 PM

    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....
  • Tait rates Tendulkar above Ponting, Lara 24-10-2013 11:00 PM

    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...
  • Ashes chapter hard to close for Ricky Ponting 24-10-2013 04:32 PM

    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...
  • Sachin changed his stance couple of times during 'Monkeygate': Ponting 22-10-2013 02:50 PM

    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...
  • Australia's Hughes needs 'love' to blossom, says Ponting 22-10-2013 12:30 PM

    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...
  • Cricket Australia let me and the team down during Monkeygate: Ponting 19-10-2013 12:47 PM

    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'...
  • Wait for my book to know all about 'Monkeygate': Anil Kumble 18-10-2013 07:01 PM

    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...
  • Ponting questions Sachin Tendulkar's role in 'Monkeygate' 17-10-2013 01:13 PM

    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...
  • Australia must stick with top six: Ricky Ponting 14-10-2013 08:46 AM

    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...
  • Ricky Ponting had doubts over Clarke captaincy 13-10-2013 09:03 AM

    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 09-10-2013 01:39 PM

    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...
  • Syria: Proof of chemical weapons use given to UN, says Russia 11-09-2013 04:29 PM

    Russia has submitted proof of use of chemical weapons by militants in Syria to the UN Security Council, Alexei Pushkov, chairman of the international affairs committee of the Duma or the lower house of the Russian parliament, said on Wednesday. "Chemical weapons must be outlawed. It is not only the...
  • Ponting urges selectors not to lose faith in youngsters 17-08-2013 01:18 PM

    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...
  • Lara is better than Tendulkar, Ponting: Afridi 09-08-2013 10:52 AM

    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....
  • Nurse stars in Barbados' win over Antigua 02-08-2013 01:14 PM

    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...
  • Statistics prove Ponting wrong, Tendulkar better than Lara 18-07-2013 05:30 PM

    New Delhi: In former Australia captain Ricky Ponting's view West Indian legend Brian Lara was a bigger match-winner than India's Sachin Tendulkar but contrary to his belief, statistics of the two batting greats tell a totally different story. "Sachin and Lara were two stand-out batsmen for me. Lara won more...
  • Ponting takes a swipe at Tendulkar's hundreds, rates Lara higher 17-07-2013 10:11 AM

    Rating Brian Lara ahead of Sachin Tendulkar as one of the all-time great batting legends, former Australia captain Ricky Ponting took a swipe at Tendulkar's record of 100 international centuries, saying "it has never been about making hundreds". Ponting, who recently scored a hundred in his last first-class game, said...
  • Ricky Ponting makes century in final first-class game 11-07-2013 10:15 PM

    Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting made an unbeaten 169 in his final match for English county Surrey to ensure he ended his first-class career with a bang on Thursday. It was an 82nd first-class hundred for the 38-year-old who will retire from all forms of cricket after playing in the...
  • Ricky Ponting to commentate in Big Bash League 29-06-2013 07:08 PM

    Sydney: Network Ten Saturday announced that Australian batting great Ricky Ponting is joining its commentary team for the Big Bash T20 League. The former Australian Test and One-day captain will embark on his new role with TEN after he retires from the game in October. Having made his One-day International...
  • Clarke praises 'amazing' Ponting 21-06-2013 09:50 AM

    Sydney: Australian captain Michael Clarke has paid tribute to the "amazing" Ricky Ponting after the former skipper announced his retirement from all forms of the game. Ponting, one of the outstanding batsmen of his generation, announced on Thursday he would quit all forms of professional cricket in October. "He's been...
  • Ponting to retire from all form of cricket later this year 20-06-2013 09:38 PM

    Manchester: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting will retire from all forms of cricket in October, ending the illustrious career of one of cricket's greatest ever batsmen. Dynamic Sports & Entertainment Group, the marketing agency that represents Ponting, said on Twitter that the 38-year-old Tasmanian will play out his club contracts...
  • South Africa's JP Duminy signs contract with Surrey 11-06-2013 11:01 PM

    London: English county Surrey announced on Tuesday their third major overseas signing this year when the London-based club revealed that South Africa's JP Duminy would be joining them in August. Surrey, whose headquarters are at The Oval -- England's oldest Test ground -- started 2013 by announcing South Africa Test...