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Dilscoop
November 28, 2012, 10:33 PM
It's up on CI twitter update, but no news yet. He'll be announcing his retirement in a bit.

https://twitter.com/ESPNcricinfo/cricket-on-twitter

https://twitter.com/search?q=%22Ricky+Ponting%22&src=tren

oronnya
November 28, 2012, 10:37 PM
Typo in the thread title.

And it was expected though. This retirement debate has been going on for a long time now. Good to see that he is not being as stubborn as Tendulkar.

Dilscoop
November 28, 2012, 10:40 PM
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Ricky Ponting announces retirement. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23cricket">#cricket</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23punter">#punter</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23legend">#legend</a></p>&mdash; Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) <a href="https://twitter.com/CricketAus/status/273993846252261376" data-datetime="2012-11-29T03:36:38+00:00">November 29, 2012</a></blockquote>
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https://twitter.com/search?q=%22Ricky+Ponting%22&src=tren

it's official now. I think it's the best move. If Aus have any chance of getting that Ashes back it has to be without him. It would've been very selfish move if he hang around to play that series. Now the team can prepare better.

AsifTheManRahman
November 28, 2012, 11:03 PM
Tendulkar, Lara, Ponting. Two down, one to go.
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ahnaf
November 28, 2012, 11:07 PM
http://www.espncricinfo.com/australia-v-south-africa-2012/content/current/story/594213.html
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BrianLara7
November 28, 2012, 11:18 PM
:applause: Ricky Ponting in my opinion is the greatest batsman of his generation along with Brian Lara. At his best he did not just score runs but scored them at such a pace that took the opposition out of the game. His 140 in world cup finals is an innings that none of his contemporary greats have come close to matching. And he will retire as a cricketer who has achieved more than anyone else in the history of the game. 3 world cups to his credit with 2 as captain. He is also one of the greatest fielders in the history of the game and one hell of a competitor, will be missed greatly. This for me is truly the end of an era.

BrianLara7
November 28, 2012, 11:19 PM
Ricky Ponting announces retirement. #cricket (https://twitter.com/search/%23cricket) #punter (https://twitter.com/search/%23punter) #legend (https://twitter.com/search/%23legend)
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) November 29, 2012 (https://twitter.com/CricketAus/status/273993846252261376)
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it's official now. I think it's the best move. If Aus have any chance of getting that Ashes back it has to be without him. It would've been very selfish move if he hang around to play that series. Now the team can prepare better.

Hats off to Dravid and Ponting ,it's not easy leaving at the right time but they have done the best they can. Punter has done what's best for the team, a true team player.

Dilscoop
November 28, 2012, 11:27 PM
Dravid, Lara, Ponting. Two down, one to go.
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Fixed. Don't even mention that stats hogging, personal milestone hunting guy in that group.

Plus now it's all #3 now.

Dilscoop
November 28, 2012, 11:29 PM
I thought Ponting's time was up a while ago. But part of me did want to see him score again. I think everyone did. Australia wanted him around with the younger players, also help Clarke set up his team. So he hang around for a little longer. But had he waited for the Ashes, then it would've been too, too late.

I hope he scores a 100 in his last test. That would be an awesome way to leave. (But then people might start questioning his decision)

BrianLara7
November 28, 2012, 11:44 PM
Last time I shed a tear during a cricket match was when The Prince of trinidad played his last match in 2007. And Perth test would probably be the last time, there's just no one left from the old generation that made me love this game so much (Wasim, Ambrose, Warnie, Gilly)

zman
November 29, 2012, 12:01 AM
:applause: Ricky Ponting in my opinion is the greatest batsman of his generation along with Brian Lara. At his best he did not just score runs but scored them at such a pace that took the opposition out of the game. His 140 in world cup finals is an innings that none of his contemporary greats have come close to matching. And he will retire as a cricketer who has achieved more than anyone else in the history of the game. 3 world cups to his credit with 2 as captain. He is also one of the greatest fielders in the history of the game and one hell of a competitor, will be missed greatly. This for me is truly the end of an era.

Agreed! What a legend of the game! For me Punter was the last reason to root for the Aussies. Not sure I can continue doing that any longer.

Maysun
November 29, 2012, 12:08 AM
Though he might have been an arrogant prick, he is one of the best batsman of our generation.

Australia and Cricket will undoubtedly miss him. True Legend!

Farewell! :applause:

Jadukor
November 29, 2012, 12:44 AM
Sad way to go... should have done it while he was still in form. Champion player for Australia and stood out as the best even among the likes of Gilchrist, Hayden etc

Sohel
November 29, 2012, 01:18 AM
The end of an era. One of the greatest batsmen and fielders ever. One of the most complacent captains ever but unlike HaBa and Mushfiq, he had a team full of champions and leaders who made his captaincy look good.

fush_montor
November 29, 2012, 01:31 AM
farewell...he's the reason i could rationalize my dirty habit of nail-biting! not any more ..
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cricman
November 29, 2012, 02:24 AM
Champion Cricketer, didn't give an Inch.

Denied us the victory of all victories at Fatullah.

Strangely, Shahadat Hossian used to give him fits

Imteaz
November 29, 2012, 02:36 AM
One of the greatest cricketer of Australia and World Cricket as well. Just because of he is arrogant, he is not supposed to be criticized. He deserves to be Arrogant. Some people tried to prove that he was not a good captain. But he was definitely the Best during his era. Even he is one of the best captain of all time.

Because, in international level result is the ultimate judgment criteria. Without success whatever your tactics are, you will not be judged as a good captain even. He was definitely successful with his team.


All the best for future Ponting :up:

Dilscoop
November 29, 2012, 03:58 AM
Funny how everyone is saying "the last one" "era is over"... helloooo? Kallis? Boy do people overlook him!

Sovik
November 29, 2012, 04:11 AM
End of an era. Even though I want South Africa to win Perth test, I also want Ponting to do very well in this test.

BengaliPagol
November 29, 2012, 04:12 AM
i was following how Ponting was going in domestics before the test matches started and he was in blazing hot form. He was topping the run charts as well. I was confident that he would be scoring good runs against the Saffers but i was really shocked that he hadnt found his feet yet in the test series. But his career will be remembered for all those highs and he is truly a legend of the game. Hats off to Punter!

Maysun
November 29, 2012, 04:22 AM
^ Yeah it's a sad thing. Was in good form with the bat for Tasmania but hasn't converted that into Tests. A shame, really!

But like someone said, legends know when to retire and to hang up their boots. And Ponting has made the right call.

AsifTheManRahman
November 29, 2012, 08:56 AM
I hope he makes a double in Perth - really want to see him leave on a high.
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Ajfar
November 29, 2012, 09:12 AM
This offically marks the end of an Era. Ponting and Lee were the last ones standing from that team dominated the world for a long time. Good uck ponting. I hope he scores a century in this test.

firstlane
November 29, 2012, 09:15 AM
Can’t say didn’t see this coming but still so hard to accept like Peter Siddle, “We don’t accept your retirement”. Was planning to watch Ponting play in a test for the last time at MCG against Srilanka on Boxing Day but that’s not going to happen now.

Ponting will be remembered by Australian cricket fans more for his contribution as a leader than his batting stats and tactical captain. He fought hard to prevent a downward slide after the retirements of McGrath, Warne, Gilchrist, Hayden and Langer. He wasn’t very successful in doing so but the Australians got to know what he is made of. He has been such a selfish leader, always put the team before him. It’s a known fact in Australian cricket that he helps the young players immensely in the nets even when he is out of form. In last summer against India Michael Clarke got injured during ODIs. Ponting took over the captaincy without hesitation although he was struggling for form. That got him dropped from the team eventually. We couldn’t see that type of selflessness from many players notably Tendulkar. In the words of Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland, “My respect for Ricky has actually gone up since he stepped down as capt” and in his own words, I’ve given cricket my all”. No wonder he was assured of retaining his place until next Ashes by the selection panel.

His passion and dedication for the game is unmatchable. At 37 Ponting is still one of the best fielders in word cricket. And he is always the last person to leave practice. Ponting mentioned many times that the only reason he was still playing because he wanted to go to England next year and regain the Ashes. Now that his Ashes dream is shattered he announced that he would still play out the season with Tasmania and Hobart Hurricanes as promised.

He has been a fierce competitor but an honest and humble human being. Even gracious at his exit, “Based on performances on this series, not good enough output for an Australian batsmen”. I remember during a test match in BD when police were beating journalists he ran out to them with bottle of water. The Ricky Ponting Foundation established by him raises money for young Australians with cancer.

Australian cricket team will never look the same without Ponting. It was heart wrenching to see someone like Michael Clarke breaking down in tears during the press conference today. Social media have been flooded with tributes from players he played with and against. The MPs in the parliament were throwing mud at each other. But as soon as they got the news of Ponting’s retirement they stopped bickering for a moment and the Prime Minister paid tribute to the legend.

It’s disappointing that Ponting won’t be a part of the Australian team to regain Ashes as he wished for but hope his team mates can give him the send off he deserves by beating South Africa in WACA and reclaiming the number one ranking. The great man will make his last test appearance today at the same ground he made his debut.


Some facts about Ricky Ponting:

 Ricky Ponting is the only cricketer to have participated in more than 100 test match victories for his side.
 Ponting spent 76 Tests as the top-ranked test batsman in the world ratings.
 Ponting has hit the winning run in a test record nine times.
 Ponting has the most test victories as captain: 48.
 Most consecutive test victories won as captain: 16, shared with Steve Waugh.
 Ponting is the only batsman in the history of cricket to score both centuries in his 100th test match - achieved against South Africa in 2005 scoring 120 and 143*.

(source:@cricketicc)

roman
November 29, 2012, 09:19 AM
We almost won the Fatullah test, but Ponting took that away from us. He is a great player but still think that this decision came out a bit late.

Hope he gets a 100 on his last match..He deserves to retire with a bang

mufi_02
November 29, 2012, 09:52 AM
I grew up watching Lara, Ponting, Kallis. These are the legends of the game. After Steve Waugh, Ponting took the Aussie team to a whole different level.

Legend!!

http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2007/10/25/1111119/816211-ricky-ponting-the-full-picture.jpg

MyRoom
November 29, 2012, 01:43 PM
He's a class batsman! the record obsessed batsman Sachin should learn from him. Wish him well though been a great servant for the game.

Zeeshan
November 29, 2012, 01:58 PM
Legend. I actually felt really bad. Too bad for him, Dubya impersonates his look. :p

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Tiger444
November 29, 2012, 05:05 PM
Shame to see such a great batsman go but he made the right decision in the end and also perfect timing after a very important series. Now the next batsman to come in will play an easier series against Sri Lanka.

Definitely one of the all time great batsmen who was very tough and arrogant but had records to back himself up. Gave it his all for the green and gold and the man deserves every inch of respect. Best of luck to Ponting and hope to see him being a commentator some day.

Ajfar
November 29, 2012, 06:13 PM
Funny how everyone is saying "the last one" "era is over"... helloooo? Kallis? Boy do people overlook him!

People are talking about end of an era, in the sense that Ponting is the last man standing from that great Aussie team that dominated cricket in early 2000's. Everyone else from that team retired, him and lee were the last ones to hang on for as long as they possibly could.

Every time I think of Ponting the first thing that pops in my head is his glorious hook shot. I love the way he pushes his body just a little to the front, and gets in the position to play his favorite shot. I don't think current Aus team will miss him much, considering he hasn't been able to contribute recently. But nonetheless a huge loss for Aus cricket in general.

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Tiger444
November 29, 2012, 06:31 PM
^Phil Hughes will most likely come in for Ponting. Despite struggling in Tests initially, he still does have 3 Test hundreds and 20 FC hundreds at the age of 23. I'm a big fan of him and think he'll be the next big thing in Australian cricket. Khawaja is a very good prospect as well.

Dilscoop
November 29, 2012, 08:56 PM
The era is not over. Kallis and Sachin (FFS) is still there.

Also stop mentioning that one close BD vs AUS match. It makes you guys sound like you guys dont follow cricket. And that's the only one inning of RP you can recall...

Gowza
November 29, 2012, 09:32 PM
hughes or khawaja should come in....a good move i think. ponting is a great of the game but it's a shame his record doesn't show it, he was at one time averaging just a touch under 60. had he retired a few years ago his stats would still stack up well, and although they're not bad i reckon he will be overlooked a bit when people look back at the greats because his record isn't quite there, but boy was he a ridiculously great batsman at his peak.

riajul
December 2, 2012, 11:43 PM
Good bye. Ponting c Kallis b Peterson 8 (23b)
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Dilscoop
December 2, 2012, 11:53 PM
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Sohel
December 3, 2012, 12:00 AM
Sad ending to a phenom's phenomenal career. Thanks for the memories Sir.

Night_wolf
December 3, 2012, 12:12 AM
i'll miss him..thanks for all thous memories sir..specially the 2003 WC final

Dilscoop
December 3, 2012, 01:11 AM
Soft-core, sissies, Darvid-Sachin minmin marka fans never liked him, won't like him. But he is a powerful figure. It was more fun and exciting watching Ricky go at everyone than Dravid Sachin be gentleman, put their head down like a coward. Yeah gentlemen's game, eff that. Sissies.

Night_wolf
December 3, 2012, 01:21 AM
People are talking about end of an era, in the sense that Ponting is the last man standing from that great Aussie team that dominated cricket in early 2000's. Everyone else from that team retired, him and lee were the last ones to hang on for as long as they possibly could.

Every time I think of Ponting the first thing that pops in my head is his glorious hook shot. I love the way he pushes his body just a little to the front, and gets in the position to play his favorite shot. I don't think current Aus team will miss him much, considering he hasn't been able to contribute recently. But nonetheless a huge loss for Aus cricket in general.

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Clark and Hussy still remains from that era although they were late entries of that era

BANFAN
December 3, 2012, 03:38 AM
Well that was better than '0' in the last test innings....End of A great player... All the best for future. Just don't try boxing...;)

al-Sagar
December 3, 2012, 03:56 AM
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AsifTheManRahman
December 3, 2012, 08:57 AM
Sad to see him leave with a loss and a couple of shabby scores. No grand exit, but that takes nothing away from an extraordinary career.

Miraz
December 3, 2012, 09:13 AM
He was a great player and will remain as one of the great batsmen of all time.

Isnaad
December 3, 2012, 09:24 AM
Punter's announcement of retirement took me back in time to those childhood days. He was my childhood hero. Only Sachin and Kallis remain. The near end of a wonderful era of cricketers who were many of our childhood heroes.

Maysun
December 3, 2012, 09:34 AM
Farewell. :(

If I look back, his century in the 2003 WC final against India is what I shall always remember.

NoName
December 3, 2012, 02:34 PM
:notworthy:Ricky Ponting:notworthy:

MyRoom
December 3, 2012, 03:21 PM
With the amount of top players that are retiring from the other teams, it makes things a lot easier for Bangladesh if you know what I mean ;)

godzilla
December 3, 2012, 07:31 PM
One of the best batsmen ever to walk this world, one of the best captain (probably is the best- just look at what he has achieved) and a strong character's era comes to an end.

Good luck for the future!

Tiger Manc
December 4, 2012, 06:59 PM
One of the greats. He'll be missed. It was a shame he departed when his form was poor. I would've liked for him to stay a little longer and retire after one last Ashes.

NoName
December 4, 2012, 07:46 PM
Damn didn't realize Aus is sponsored by Vodafone now.

deshprem
December 4, 2012, 07:50 PM
his numbers make him one of the greatest. but he himself is a prick.

zinatf
December 4, 2012, 09:20 PM
Sorry, haven't been much active in here lately....

Punter you were such a legend to us....you'll be missed by all of us....AUSSIE PRIDE!!!

Kana-Baba
December 4, 2012, 09:31 PM
Goodbye Ricky Ponting. You will be missed.

Sovik
December 5, 2012, 10:04 PM
One of the best ever. He will be missed.

zsayeed
January 11, 2013, 12:07 AM
An emotional read.
Citizen Ricky (http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/cricket/citizen-ricky-ponting-lets-go-of-the-emotion-of-retirement/story-e6frg7rx-1226532471221?sv=b4d933f01c3484414139913391dc001#. UMJkYcsZ21U.twitter)

firstlane
January 11, 2013, 04:52 AM
Ponting to lead Prime Minister's XI against WI.

Ricky Ponting (capt), Brad Haddin (vc, wk), Fawad Ahmed, Jono Dean, Alex Doolan, James Faulkner, Peter Handscomb, Usman Khawaja, Kane Richardson, Gurinder Sandhu, Ashton Turner, Nick Winter (12th man).
http://www.espncricinfo.com/australia-v-west-indies-2013/content/current/story/600453.html

The plan before he retired was to send the A team to England under his captaincy. Micky Arthur and Michael Clarke want Ponting to be with the team in any capacity.