Ponting Retires

Posted by: Copago

Ponting Retires - Thu Nov 29 2012 04:24 PM

So Ricky Ponting will be retiring at the end of this test against South Africa.


''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
Posted by: srini701

Re: Ponting Retires - Sun Dec 02 2012 10:35 AM

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*
Posted by: Copago

Re: Ponting Retires - Sun Dec 02 2012 10:04 PM

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?
Posted by: Copago

Re: Ponting Retires - Sun Dec 02 2012 10:33 PM

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.
Posted by: ozzz2002

Re: Ponting Retires - Sun Dec 02 2012 10:34 PM

Bummer. He only made 8 runs, but he is still a bloody good batsman- one of the very best!