Ricky Thomas Ponting (nicknamed Punter) is an Australian former cricketer. Ricky Ponting was born on 19 December 1974 in Launceston, Tasmania as the eldest child of Graeme and Lorraine Ponting’s four children. Lorraine was a state vigoro champion while Graeme remained as a good club cricketer and played Australian football.
Ponting’s uncle Greg Campbell played for Test cricket for Australian team in years 1989 and 1990. His parents first resided in Prospect 4.1 km which is located south of city centre; though, they relocated into the working-class zone of Newnham, north of central Launceston.
Ponting got married to his long-time girlfriend, who is a law student Rianna Jennifer Cantor, in year 2002. The coupe has one daughter Emmy Charlotte born in Sydney in year 2008, second daughter Matisse Ellie born in Sydney in year 2011 and third child, a son-Fletcher born in Melbourne in year 2014.
Ponting is recognized more as an Australian former cricketer who worked as a captain of the Australia national cricket team between 2002 and 2011 in One Day International cricket and between 2004 and 2011 in Test cricket. Ricky Ponting is an expert right-handed batsman, slips catching fielder, as well as a very infrequent bowler.
He grasps the top score of being the only cricketer in the account of Test cricket to be a cricketer of 100 Test match victories. Ponting was titled “Cricketer of the decade 2000” and led Australian team to success at the 2003 and 2007 Cricket World Cups, He was even a member of the 1999 World Cup winning team under guidance of Steve Waugh.
In year 2012 Ricky Ponting declared his retirement from Test cricket and it was the day prior he would play match in the Perth Test against South African team. Ponting got retired in year 2012 with a Test batting average of 51.85 score. When he retired it was his 168th and last Test appearance, making the Australian top score detained by Steve Waugh.
In year 2013 it was declared that he would be a captain of the Mumbai Indians team in the IPL matches. He scored 192 on his debut against Derbyshire and it was the maximum score by a Surrey batsman on their leading class debut for the country.
Ricky Ponting secured education from Brooks High school. After departure of school at the age of 10 in 1990, he started to work as a groundsman at Scotch Oakburn College, which is a kind of private school in Launceston.
Ricky Ponting Net Worth
The estimated total net worth of Ricky Ponting is around $70 million US dollars in year 2017. The majority of Ponting’s earning comes from his cricket matches, brand endorsements, business deals and his personal business trades.
Ricky Ponting possesses a cool Brighton house of worth $10 million with swimming pool and parking lot. Ponting owns many luxurious car including Mercedes and Chevy.
Ricky Ponting had contracted an agreement with the Australian Cricket Board, together with 22 other cricketers of Australian team.
Ponting contracted on to play for the English County side Surrey throughout June–July 2013.
Recently, this batting legend Ricky Ponting suggests that India skipper Virat Kohli is the finest one-day batsman in the world but it is not still time to name him a pronounced of the five-day format. He stated that Kohli is one of the best batsmen in the world and stated that he’s probably taken it to next level since now. Ricky Ponting supposed captaincy in all formats would benefit Kohli even more.
Australia will have a match on their journey of India where the team will play four Tests for the world’s top-ranked game in spin-friendly settings, former captain Ricky Ponting has anticipated recently. The recent reports suggests that Ponting will work together with the interim head coach named Justin Langer well as interim assistant coach named Jason Gillespie.
Ricky Ponting is extensively measured by many to be one of the best batsmen of the contemporary era along with Brian Lara of the West Indies and Sachin Tendulkar of India. Ponting is now a retired Australian cricketer holding the history of leading Australian cricket team at the top under his captaincy.