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Australian Cricket captain, right handed batsman


Ricky Thomas Ponting, nicknamed Punter, is the current captain of the Australian cricket team. He is a specialist right-handed batsman, slips and close catching fielder, as well as a very occasional bowler. He represents the Tasmanian Tigers in Australian domestic cricket and played in the Indian Premier League with the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008.

Ricky Ponting Info

Full NameRicky Thomas Ponting
Date of BirthDecember 19, 1974
Place of BirthLaunceston, Tasmania, Australia
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Other Names / Nick NamesPunter
Batting styleRight-hand
Bowling styleRight-arm medium, Right arm off break
RoleBatsman, Australian Test and ODI captain
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 It doesn't really fit into what I'm looking at doing. I'm looking forward to having a bit more time pre-season with the Tasmanian Tigers this year back in Hobart and spending a bit of time with the family so county cricket is probably out of the question. 
— Ricky Ponting ruling out playing country cricket for Somerset this year / March 23, 2012
 Selectors are going to decide on the squad tomorrow afternoon. I'm not going to put up my hand and say that I want a break. Because when you go through a lean trot like I've had in the last couple of games, you want to go and turn them around. We'll see what the selectors come up with. Next couple of days are important for me, 
— Ricky Ponting about his place in the ODI team after their win over India / February 19, 2012
 He probably hasn't got the results he would have liked in one-day cricket in his relatively short career so far... But the one thing that players like David can't afford to do is second guess themselves. Gilly was exactly the same. They're hand-eye players. They've got to see the ball and hit the ball and not think too much about it. 
— Ricky Ponting suggesting David Warner to clear his mind / February 18, 2012
 I think I am, but you'd better ask the selectors what they think about that. My last four games have not been what they would have liked, but I guess if the selectors were thinking that way already then they probably wouldn't have picked me for the start of the series. 
— Ricky Ponting defends his position in the ODI team after four single digit scores / February 17, 2012
 I want to make it very clear this is Michael Clarke's team that I'm just stepping up to look after for a couple of days. Everyone knows my appointment's been made for hopefully only Friday, 
— Ricky Ponting did not believe that he would ever captain Australia again after last year's World Cup / February 16, 2012
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 I'm not inside Sachin Tendulkar's head. I wish I was sometimes. 
— Ricky Ponting when asked about the pressure on Sachin Tendulkar to score his 100th International century / January 11, 2012