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#952494 - Thu Nov 29 2012 04:24 PM Ponting Retires
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So Ricky Ponting will be retiring at the end of this test against South Africa.

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/hes-given-all-and-ponting-knows-its-time-20121129-2aisa.html

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''I know I've given cricket my all,'' said Ponting, who turns 38 in three weeks. ''It's been my life for 20 years. There is not much more that I can give.''


Fair call. smile

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#953093 - Sun Dec 02 2012 10:35 AM Re: Ponting Retires [Re: Copago]
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Yep...One Australian cricketer I (and I am sure, most Indians) loved to hate! for his never-say-die spirit and ever willingness to fight smile He was a terific batsman and easily among the 3 best in the last 20 years....he will be missed, but at least he knew when to move on *sigh*
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#953242 - Sun Dec 02 2012 10:04 PM Re: Ponting Retires [Re: srini701]
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He's in for his last innings.
Very classy of the Saffers to have a guard of honour for Ponting. I have never seen that before from an opposing team .. is it common? Or the cynic in me thinks perhaps it is to unsettle him a bit more?

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#953247 - Sun Dec 02 2012 10:33 PM Re: Ponting Retires [Re: Copago]
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And he's out on 8. Awww.

And to answer my own question someone just told me that the Poms did it for Justin Langer in the 05/06 Ashes.

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#953248 - Sun Dec 02 2012 10:34 PM Re: Ponting Retires [Re: Copago]
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Bummer. He only made 8 runs, but he is still a bloody good batsman- one of the very best!
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