RICKY PONTING

  • Ricky Ponting appointed Mumbai Indians head coach 1 week ago

    Mumbai: After spending two seasons in the team as a player, Australia's two-time World Cup-winning captain Ricky Ponting was today appointed head coach of Mumbai Indians ahead of Indian Premier League 8 in place of John Wright. A highly successful captain in international cricket, Ponting was one of the most celebrated...
  • Australia face biggest mental battle in first Test, says Ricky Ponting December 6, 2014

    An Australia team still mourning the tragic death of Phillip Hughes face the biggest mental battle of their careers in playing the first Test against India next week, according to former captain Ricky Ponting. Australia host the first match of the four-Test series in Adelaide from Tuesday, less than a week...
  • Ricky Ponting saw streak of Gilchrist in Phillip Hughes batting November 29, 2014

    Melbourne: Former captain Ricky Ponting has paid glowing tributes to Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, describing him as someone who enjoyed challenging situations and said he saw a streak of daring in his batting like legendary Adam Gilchrist. "I didn't really know him when he joined us on South Africa tour in...
  • I don't think it's right to play Brisbane Test, says Ponting November 29, 2014

    Former captain Ricky Ponting does not think it would be right for Australia's first Test against India in Brisbane next week to go ahead following the death of Phillip Hughes. No decision has yet been made over whether the game at the Gabba will start on schedule on Thursday and Ponting...
  • Ponting praises IPL's role in promoting young talent October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting on Saturday praised Indian Premier League for its role in promoting young talent, saying that many Indian youngsters benefited from the T20 tournament. "It's great to see what IPL is doing by promoting the youngsters and we are all getting a look at them....
  • Is MS Dhoni troubled by captaincy in all three formats? October 19, 2014

    Former Australian World Cup winning captains Allan Border, Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting are of the opinion that leading India in all three formats of the game is troubling Mahendra Singh Dhoni, especially in Tests, and Virat Kohli must be groomed to take over the Test captaincy. "Probably it is because...
  • India-Australia final ideal for 2015 World Cup: Ricky Ponting October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Two-time World Cup winning captain Ricky Ponting said Saturday that an India-Australia clash will serve up as an ideal final for the 2015 World Cup to be held in his country and New Zealand from Feb 14 to Mar 29. "A final between Australia and India will be the...
  • Ricky Ponting backs Kevin Pietersen's 'bullying' claims October 9, 2014

    London: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has spoken up in support of Kevin Pietersen's allegations of a "bullying" culture within the England team. Pietersen, in one of several controversial claims in his recently-published autobiography, accused England's senior bowlers and wicketkeeper Matt Prior of aggressively demanding apologies from team-mates not in...
  • Warne, Gilchrist, Ponting to team up for exhibition match September 18, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian cricket legends Shane Warne, Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting are set to team up once again for an exhibition cricket match in December. According to Cricket Australia website, Perth Scorchers will begin their KFC T20 Big Bash League title defence with an exhibition match at Aquinas College in Perth...
  • Alastair Cook will never improve, says Ricky Ponting July 22, 2014

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting piled more pressure on underfire England skipper Alastair Cook on Tuesday by saying he will not improve as a player for the rest of his career. England's 95run 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 matchfixing and other rumours had circulated for years and he pleaded with the International Cricket Council's anticorruption watchdog and individual...
  • An embargo on Mumbai Indians' benchstrength April 28, 2014

    Four defeats in a row is not how you expect the trophyholders 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 twotime 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 15, 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 wideranging 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 heavyweights 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 30 victory in the first of backtoback 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 excaptain Ponting's autobiography, released last week, contained concerns about his thendeputy'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 699page 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 24yearold 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...