Ricky Pointing Career
Ricky Pointing Career
He is second on the list of cricketers based on the number of international centuries he recorded, which is second only to Sachin Tendulkar.
Ricky Thomas Ponting AO (born 19 December 1974) is a Australian cricket commentator, coach and former player.Ponting was the captain of the Australian national team during the "golden era", between 2004 and 2011, in Test cricket, and between 2002 and 2011 in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and is the most successful captain in the history of international cricket with 220 wins in 324 games with a winning percentage of 67.91 percent.The Australian is considered by many to be among the greatest batsmen of modern times as of December 2006. He, he reached the highest rating of an Australian Test batsman in 50 years, but the record was broken by Steve Smith in December 2017.He ranks second on the rankings of cricketers according to the the number of international centuries he recorded, which is second only to Sachin Tendulkar.
Domestically Ponting was a player in his home state of Tasmania and Tasmania's Hobart Hurricanes in Australia's domestic Twenty20 competition, called the Big Bash League.He was a specialist right-handed batsmanand a superb slip fielder as well as an occasionally bowler.He was the captain of Australia towards their second consecutive 5-0 Ashes win , as well as winning in the 2003 as well as 2007 Cricket World Cups and was also part in the 1999 World Cup winning team under Steve Waugh.He guided Australia to a second consecutive ICC Champions Trophy victory in 2006 and in 2009.The combative and often controversial captain, in terms of statistics, he is among the most successful captains of Tests ever, having 48 victories across 77 Tests from 2004 to 31 December 2010.As an individual player, Ponting has the distinction of being only one player ever to have been involved in 100 Test wins and played in the greatest number of ODI wins as a player and scored 262 wins playing in over 160 Tests as well as 370 ODIs.
An extremely prolific batsman, Ponting has been ranked as Australia's top scorer of runs in both Test as well as ODI cricket.He was awarded the title "Cricketer of the Decade 2000" was selected as one of the top players in the country's Ashes XI in a Cricket Australia poll in 2017, and in July 2018 , he was admitted into the ICC Hall of Fame.He is currently the assistant coach for the Australian national team for men's cricket and was named assistant coach in February of 2019.
Ponting declared his resignation from cricket on November 12, one day before the final test in the series against South Africa; this was his 168th and final Test match, equalling the Australian record set by Steve Waugh.Ponting retired with a Test average of 51.85 however, the cricketer continued his career across the globe until 2013.
Childhood and early life
The family was born in Launceston, Tasmania, on 19 December 1974. Ricky Ponting is the eldest of Graeme and Lorraine Ponting's four children.Graeme had been "a good club cricketer" and played Australian rules football. Lorraine was the state vigoro champion.He was the uncle to Greg Campbell played Test cricket for Australia in 1989 and 1990.His parents were first residents of Prospect 4.1 kilometers (2.5 miles) south of the city center However, they moved to the working class area of Newnham which is located six kilometers (3.7 miles) from central Launceston.
After marrying his long-time partner and lawyer Rianna Cantor at the end of June in 2002 Ponting said that she was the main reason behind his growth in maturity.The couple has three children.
Junior ranks
Initiated to play cricket at the age of 11 by his father Graeme and his uncle Greg Campbell, Ponting played for the Mowbray Under-13s team when he was at the age of 11 during 1985 and 1986. In January of 1986 the player participated in the annual five-day Northern Tasmania junior cricket competition.He scored four hundred and fifty-one runs over one week, the bat maker Kookaburra offered Ponting the opportunity to sign a sponsorship deal while at the age of eighteen, mostly because of the four centuries.Ponting adopted this style into the Under-16s ' week-long tournament just a month later with a score of an even century on the last day.Ted Richardson, the former chief of the Northern Tasmanian Schools Cricket Association declared: "Ricky is certainly the equivalent of David Boon at this level.
Australian Rules football was also an integral part of Ponting's sports life and he is a fervent follower in the North Melbourne Kangaroos.In the winter, Ponting played junior football with North Launceston and up until when he was 14 years old and it was an option in the sport.This was before he fractured the humerus on his right arm while playing for the North Launceston Under-17s as a 13-year-old.The arm of Ponting was so severely damagedthat it needed to be put in a sling.Then, he was ordered to go through an indefinite layoff of 14 weeks for a period of time, he was never able to play in a competitive game ever again.
When playing in Tasmanian Sheffield Shield matches at the NTCA Ground (Northern Tasmanian Cricket Association Ground), Ponting was a scoreboard assistant as well as surrounded himself with international cricketers.After finishing school at the close of the 10th year in 1990, he was employed as a groundsman for Scotch Oakburn College, a private school located in Launceston.In 1991, the Northern Tasmanian Cricket Association sponsored Ponting to go to a fortnight of sessions in the Australian Cricket Academy in Adelaide.The two weeks of training turned into the full two-year sponsorship, as Ponting was believed to be the most talented 17-year-old batsman that Academy Coach Rod Marsh had ever seen.
Participating in five games for Tasmania during an Under-19 Carnival at Perth, Ponting scored 350 runs and was selected as a member of the national 13-man under-19 squad to play in the coming South African tour. This is the first Australian cricket team to go on an official trip to South Africa following the Bill Lawry team's tour in the year 1970.