Cricket

Ponting a true legend: ICC

2012-12-03 21:09
Ricky Ponting (AFP)
London - Ricky Ponting is "one of the true legends of the sport" the International Cricket Council (ICC) said of the former Australia captain who ended his test career on Monday.

Ponting, 37, was the most successful Test captain in the history of the sport. He played in 168 Tests and 375 one-day internationals for Australia and won the ICC World Cup three times, twice as skipper.

"His contribution to the international game has been immense and quite rightly he will be remembered as one of the true legends of the sport," ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said in a statement.

VIDEO: Australia v South Africa, third Test, Day 4 highlights

VIDEO: Proteas give Ricky Ponting guard of honour

"Ricky was a team man but along the way collected many personal accolades and is the only player to have won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for Cricketer of the Year at the LG ICC Awards for two years in succession (2006 and 2007).

"We wish him well in the next stage of his career and look forward to his ongoing involvement in the game beyond the boundary," Richardson said.

Ponting was out for eight against South Africa in his final Test innings as Australia suffered a 309-run defeat in Perth.

However, he finished his 17-year career as the second highest Test run scorer behind India's Sachin Tendulkar with 13 378 runs at an average of 51.85.

Read more on:    ricky ponting  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

AB: This will shape Morris

2016-02-13 13:27

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

As the Absa Premiership nears the Christmas break, a little over half the season remains. Who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Which teams will be relegated? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Cricket South Africa has banned Gulam Bodi for 20 years after his conviction for match-fixing. Does the punishment amount to no more than a slap on the wrist for an already retired cricketer?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.