The full name of Ricky Ponting is Ricky Thomas Ponting. He has been nicknamed Punter. Ponting was born on 19th December in the year 1974. He has been the captain of the Australian team since 2002. Ponting was the captain of the ODI team from 2002 to 2011 and Test Team from 20004 to 2011. Ponting is among one of the greatest cricket players of the world. He is a right handed batsman and fields in close caching position. He can also bowl an occasional spell. Ricky has a unique style of play. He follows the grammar and text books shots. He judges the bowlers very well which helps the particular batsman to play any sorts of bowling.
Ricky Ponting is known as one of the stylish and consistent player of the modern era. The particular sportsman has done lots of stuff for the Australian Cricket team. Ponting also has a great style for captaining his team. He is capable of taking quick decisions and during the crucial he skilfully make changes in bowling and fielding that in most of the cases clicks away. Undoubtedly he is a great player and also a great captain. The name of Ricky Ponting is within the top ten captain lists of the modern era. Under his captaincy, the Australian team has won many Championships, ODI and Test matches. In the filed this particular player is very calm and aggressive. He hardly looses his mind and takes wrong decisions.
Ponting has played for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League season of 2008. Though everyone expected him to play very well in the IPL, yet he could not click in this particular event. The experts say that Ponting could play a proper innings due to certain injury problems. In the next IPL season, Ponitng declared that he will not play for the franchise as he thought that the IPL is distracting him from the International cricket and decided to concentrate on his national duties. But, he also said that after retiring from the national team of Australia, he will definitely play in the Indian Premier League.
In the November month of 1992, Ricky Ponting has played for the Tasmania for the fist time. This is regarded as debut match of Ponting in the first class cricket. At that time he was only seventeen years old. In the year 1995, Ricky made his debut in the One Day International. This particular match was against South Africa in the triangular series which took place New Zealand. The teams which were in this particular tournament were Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. After that series Ponting was selected in a match against Sri Lanka where he scored 96. After that, Ponting has lost his place in the Australian team many times. Some say the reason for this was Ricky’s arrogant behaviour and indiscipline nature. But, every time he was selected in the squad, he proved his ability by played wonderful innings. After he became the captain of the team in the year 2002, he was never out of the squad. Ricky Ponting has also brought the World Cup for the Australian team three times consecutively.