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newscricket2 days ago

Ricky Ponting the best coach I’ve worked with, reveals Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma has attested that Ricky Ponting was ‘magic’ and the best coach he has worked with in his entire cricketing career. The Australian veteran was originally the captain of the Mumbai Indians team in 2013 but he passed the baton to Sharma midway during the season and took up mentorship.
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newscricket12 days ago

IPL 2020 | Was looking forward to interacting with Rabada, Ishant and Ponting, reveals Tushar Deshpande

Mumbai's Tushar Deshpande, who was picked by Delhi Capitals this year, has stated that the IPL cancellation will lead to a potential delay in him learning from the giants of the trade. The pacer has also added that he was looking forward to learn from Kagiso Rabada and Ishant Sharma at the DC camp.
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newscricket12 days ago

Amount of freedom Ricky Ponting gives to his players is mesmerizing, believes Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer, in a Q&A session on Twitter, labelled Ricky Ponting, the coach of the Delhi Capitals franchise, as outstanding and attested that the freedom the Aussie gives to his players is mesmerizing. Iyer has further revealed that his ultimate dream was to play Test cricket for India.
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newscricket13 days ago

Giving up captaincy after 2011 World Cup exit did hurt, admits Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting has admitted that giving up captaincy, after Australia were knocked out of the quarter-final of 2011 World Cup, did hurt. The former Australia captain is regarded as one of the best captains in sport’s history and the silverware he won during his time at the helm was second to none.
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newscricket14 days ago

Told teammates I wasn’t going to be happy scoring 300 against ‘that’ Indian attack, reveals Ricky Ponting

17 years post his epic at the Wanderers in Johannesburg, former Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting, recalling his knock, revealed how he was hell-bent on taking the Indian attack to the cleaners in the World Cup Final. Ponting’s 140* helped Australia beat India and lift their third World Cup title.
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newscricket20 days ago

Monkeygate played a hand in Australia’s Perth defeat in 2008, reveals Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting, under the leadership of who the Monkeygate involving Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds broke out, has revealed the scandal mentally affected the Aussie players and believes it also had an effect on the team’s performance. Ponting described the scandal as a ‘low point’ in his career.
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newscricketa month ago

You don’t bowl to take a hat-trick, it happens, opines Harbhajan Singh

Veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh, recalling his hattrick against Australia, the first by an Indian with the red ball, shared how his urge to justify his selection turned out to be such a historic feat. Harbhajan’s victims were the big Aussie names - Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist and Shane Warne.
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2020 | Can’t wait to sit besides Ponting chatting cricket, reveals Alex Carey

Delhi Capitals’ new recruit wicketkeeper Alex Carey said that he can’t wait even if he is not playing, to just sit alongside Ricky Ponting and chat cricket with the Australian great in the upcoming season of the IPL on Tuesday. Alex Carey will debut in the IPL with the Capitals in the 2020 season.
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newscricket2 months ago

Paucity of leadership led to ball-tampering misconduct, believes Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting believes the retreat of experienced players left a vacuum in Australian cricket, causing a leadership catastrophe which led to the ball-tampering scandal. Ponting further says that he was worried that there would be a void left with experienced players not being able to say ‘no’.
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newscricket2 months ago

Bushfire Bash raises nearly 8 million in successful charity match

The legends turned it on, fans came in droves, and the Bushfire Cricket Bash in Melbourne was a grand success, raising more than $7.7m for the communities devastated by the bushfires. In the end, it was the Ricky Ponting XI that triumphed over the Adam Gilchrist XI, by a solitary run.
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