Australia were largely untroubled by New Zealand, sweeping both Tests. Last IPL. "Many today would have hung their head in sadness while others would have turned and in their grave. ALSO READ | KKR treats me like family, want to play in every global tournament for them: Sunil Narine. Ponting himself was forced to take anti-inflammatory tablets, after surgery before the series. Ricky Ponting was destined to lead his country – I couldn't have handed Australian cricket's ultimate individual honour to a more capable and deserving man. LIVE Kisan Andolan: आज रात या फिर कल सुबह सील कर दिया जाएगा दिल्ली-जयपुर और दिल्ली-आगरा ह� When the fast bowlers were reintroduced, the last four wickets fell quickly. Ponting scored only 100 runs at 33.33. Ponting's tour started well, scoring a half-century in the second tour match and a century in the opening Test. He and Michael Clarke built on the good start with 60 runs in 24 overs, before Clarke was dismissed. May it never be allowed to happen again." Going into the summit clash, four-time champion MI has the psychological advantage over DC, who will appear in its maiden final. In Australia's second innings, Ponting joined Katich in the 13th over, after Hayden was dismissed. However, in 11 home Tests against India, he had averaged 79.35. Respected media analyst Peter Roebuck wrote in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, "In one of the most baffling displays of captaincy seen in the long and proud history of Australian cricket, Ricky Ponting has denied his side a deserved chance of securing a famous victory. , Prior to the Second Test starting on 17 October in Mohali, Australian opening batsman Phil Jaques (who did not play in the opening Test) was sent home after failing to overcome a back injury. Irrespective of the result on Tuesday night, the post-match speech that will follow after the match from Ponting will only inspire Iyer’s men to turn up as a far better side in 2021. However, Ajit Agarkar further said that he would easily swap his hundred at Lord's for what all these legendary cricketers have achieved in their careers. Read about Ricky Ponting's career details on Cricbuzz.com ... 2008 . While below his career standards, it was substantially better than his previous Test efforts in India. Capitals' coach Ponting had his spirits high ahead of the all-important clash - the IPL 2020 Final. Nevertheless, Ponting described said the pitch was grassless and hard as concrete. Ajit Agarkar holds a batting record that some of the veterans of the game have not been able to achieve, a Test match hundred at Lord’s, the 'Home of Cricket'. Visit IPLT20.com the official IPLT20 website for minute-to-minute LIVE updates. ALSO READ | IPL: Ex-KKR CEO claims Eoin Morgan was 'protected' from Wasim Akram's bowling in IPL 2012. Ponting, Australia's two-time World Cup winning skipper, feels Stoinis negotiated the spinners well in the IPL and is reaping the rewards of focusing on making good starts to his innings. Ponting acknowledged prior to the series that he was keen to rectify his poor Test batting record in India, believed to be because of his weakness against spin bowling. Shane Watson and Brett Lee combined for 73 eight wicket partnership, helping Australia reach a meagre 268. Recently, former India all-rounder Ajit Agarkar revealed how he once mocked Ricky Ponting for not scoring a Test century at Lord's. As captain of the Australian cricket team, I feel I have a responsibility to play the game in the right spirit. , Winning the toss and batting, India reached 5/311 by stumps on the opening day.  Ponting angrily responded to such comments at the post-Test media conference. This meant that he was not able to use pace spearhead Brett Lee significantly. Rather than pressing home an advantage secured by dint of outstanding swing bowling and inspired spin in a fraught and fascinating afternoon session, the Australian captain preferred to use part-timers. It is also rumoured that Agarkar has used the same to hit back at Ponting when he sledged him during the 2003-04 Test series in Australia as the Indian bowler was known as the 'Bombay Duck' in the cricketing fraternity for scoring 7 consecutive ducks against the then world champions at one point of time. From live updates to breaking news, Republic World brings you all the live updates online so that you don't miss out on the IND VS AUS extravaganza. After which, Ganguly was dismissed, and the on-air commentator Sunil Gavaskar looked extremely annoyed with Ponting’s behaviour. He made his ODI and Test Debut in the year 1995. Previous matches in the city were played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground and both teams were unsure how the pitch would play, as the match was also the first first-class match to be played at the stadium. "It seems like there are people trying to make a bit more of that than what it actually was," Ponting said after his team's defeat. India lost two late Indian wickets on the fourth evening and were reduced to 4/93 on the fifth morning; however the match ended in a tame draw, with the home side declaring on 5/208, setting Australia an unrealistic target of 245 in the final session. Ponting and his team were under pressure leading into the series, following the spiteful confrontations during the Indian tour of Australia earlier in the year. I am glad Ricky can't read my mind right now because he is not going to like it." Australia had the hosts seven wickets down in their first innings—still more than 320 runs in arrears—before Harbhajan and Khan combined for an 80 run partnership late on day three. Going into the summit clash, four-time champions MI have the psychological advantage over DC, who will appear in their maiden final. , Australia won the toss and batted, and Ponting was brought to the middle in the opening over, after Matthew Hayden was caught behind for a duck. Indian newspapers also continued with the criticism, with some suggesting Ponting put himself before the team. Throughout the first three Tests, Australian bowlers struggled to take wickets, managing 38 wickets at an average of 53.61. Meanwhile, India had not won at the venue since 1995, and had only four victories in 17 attempts—their worst Test win–loss ratio at home venues. This left Australia with 382 runs for victory and Ponting fell cheaply after attempting to take a quick single down the ground and being run out by a direct hit from Mishra at the non-striker's end. # IPL news # IPL Live Score # ricky ponting # Mumbai Indians # Marcus Stoinis # IPL final # Ajinkya Rahane # Sports and Recreation # Sports # Cricket; ज्यादा पठित .  Ponting played freely, scoring 11 runs from the final three balls of an Ishant Sharma over. While speaking to Gaurav Kapur on his podcast 22 Yards, Ajit Agarkar revealed that when he was playing with Ricky Ponting at Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), he mocked the former Australia captain asking him about the number of hundreds he has scored at Lord's. This was the tenth occasion he had been dismissed by Harbhajan in Tests. Nevertheless, he failed to redress the matter during the subsequent home series against New Zealand, when match referee Chris Broad dealt a second successive fine for being three overs behind in the First Test. They finished on 31 without loss, before the match was declared a draw, resulting in Australia needing victory in the final Test to regain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Feature. However, his performances diminished as his team began to struggle against an experienced Indian outfit. Australia were bowled out for 430 shortly after tea on the second day. Nevertheless, Ponting turned the first ball from his nemesis off his pads for a boundary. In the meantime, captain MS Dhoni and Harbhajan both added half centuries. Starting from his carrier:: Ponting is specialist right handed batsman started his international career at the young age of 20. What happened today in Nagpur was at odds with team sport is all about. 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Ponting had only scored 172 runs in eight Tests and 14 innings in India, with a highest of 60—his only half-century in the country—and an average of 12.28, well below his career average of 58.53 prior to the series. Today is one step in the right direction. Ponting, Australia’s two-time World Cup winning skipper, feels Stoinis negotiated the spinners well in the IPL and is reaping the rewards of focusing on making good starts to his innings. Same is the case with former Australia captain Ricky Ponting, who couldn't score a Test century at Lord's. Matthew Hayden and Simon Katich started quickly for Australia, reaching 32 in the seventh over, before Hayden was run-out. Ponting was subsequently stripped of thirty per cent of his A$12,750 match fee, twice the punishment of his team-mates in accordance with International Cricket Council rules for captains. Also Read | R Ashwin Suggests New 'Mankading' Rule For IPL 2020 Despite Ricky Ponting Warning. Perhaps he was worried about missing the next match. The match was played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur, which was making its debut as an international venue. The other tours I've had here, apart from the last Test I played, I've batted at six, always coming in against spin and when the wicket has worn. They go into the tea break on a high and come out worrying about over-rates. IPL Head Coach Salary: Whether Ricky Ponting or Brendon McCullum, Fleming or Anil Kumble were these players in the cricket. SHARE. Stay updated on the latest IND VS AUS news, IND VS AUS updates, IND VS AUS schedule, IND VS AUS matches and more. ALSO READ | IPL: KKR CEO says getting players ready might be challenging, fears they might have gone 'cold'. Ajit Agarkar also said that he owes his hundred to Ashish Nehra. He called it a 'special memory'. Ajit Agarkar also admitted that he could never brag about his achievement to his ex-Mumbai and India teammate Sachin Tendulkar but he made sure he teased Ricky Ponting about the same. These tactics were severely criticised in Australia. Where it fell down a bit is I didn't communicate those reasons to Brett at 11am when he wanted to bowl. Ricky Ponting has worked as a consultant coach for Cricket Australia and provided more informal mentorship while commentating during recent years. He was also discussed a lot in the early season of IPL. One thing that stands out in my career is whenever I've been in early, with the team in a bit of trouble, I've managed to make runs.". Profile. Ajit Agarkar was successful in getting his name on the Lords's Honour Board during India’s 2002 tour of England when he scored an unbeaten 109 in the first Test of the series. When the fast bowlers were re-introduced, the match was beyond Australia's grasp and India were eventual victors. To an almost bizarre degree, Ponting lost the plot.". Irrespective of whether Delhi Capitals win or lose the final against Mumbai Indians, Ponting has helped the team achieve something it could not since the beginning of IPL in 2008 – a ticket to the IPL final. “Even the best spinners in the world were trying to tie him down in the IPL, but they couldn’t do it,” he said. He eventually fell on 126 from 243 balls (13 fours), when he missed a sweep off Harbhajan, reducing Australia to 3/226.  During the early stage of his innings, a swarm of bees interrupted the match when they forced the players and officials to lie on the ground, before they moved on. The pair added 63 runs for the final wicket with Ashish Nehra seeing off 54 balls to make sure Ajit Agarkar reached the milestone. "I made Brett aware he wasn't going to bowl first-thing in the morning. , With Australia needing to win the Fourth Test, Jason Krejza was selected for his Australian debut. , The Third Test in Delhi saw India amass 7/613 in its first innings, while Delhi smog—left over from Diwali festivals—created an unusual atmosphere. However, he said it’s always fun to tease a little and added that he was lucky enough to get a hundred at Lord's. , Australia headed into the First Test at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore with two previous wins at the venue—in 1998 and 2004—and a draw. The big screen at the ground flashed, "Ponting has been dismissed by Harbhajan eight times in Test cricket." Even today, he is associated with IL, but as a coach of different teams. Read about Ricky Ponting's Profile, Latest News, Articles, Career updates only on ESPNcricinfo.com. This was Ponting's first full tour of India as captain, after previously being injured for three of the four Tests when Australia last visited in 2004. This drew strong criticism from many commentators, who suggested that their faster bowlers, who had been responsible for the collapse, could have bowled from a shorter run-up. Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting has warned Mumbai Indians not to take his side lightly in Tuesday’s IPL final, saying its best is still to come. Ajit Agarkar scored his maiden international century which could not have been possible without a determined Ashish Nehra at the other end. It was nice to get some runs out there and put the team in a good position. The off-spinners figures was the second best by an Australian on debut in Test history. Going into the summit clash, four-time champions MI have the psychological advantage over DC, who will appear in their maiden final. On previous Test tours of India in 1997–98, 2000–01 and 2004–05, Ponting struggled, especially against the off-spin from Harbhajan Singh, who had dismissed him on eight occasions in Tests. In the final Test in Nagpur—in which Australia needed victory to level the series—Ponting was criticized for bowling part-time spin bowlers in an effort to increase the over rate, to avoid suspension and a fine. After surviving a spell reverse-swing bowling from Ishant Sharma and Zaheer Khan, Ponting was bowled through the gate from a sharp turning delivery from part-time off-spinner Virender Sehwag. Anybody who knows me or the way I play my cricket or how I operate around the Australian team would hopefully not say that this is the case ..., "Cricket writers and commentators were stunned by what they saw as [Ponting's] efforts to improve Australia's sluggish over rate rather than going for broke to try and win the vital Nagpur Test." 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IPL trophy winners from 2008 to 2019. Australia, however, lost the fourth and final Test in Mumbai when Ponting returned. The only highlight for the Australian was Krejza's 8/215 from 43.5 overs, as India amassed 445. , Ponting escaped without suspension for slow over rates, although he received a fine. Ricky Ponting (Getty Images) NEW DELHI: Less than a fortnight after he led Delhi Capitals to the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as coach of the franchise, Ricky Ponting is already back at the nets guiding the Justin Langer-coached Australian cricket team inside their Sydney quarantine hub. Beforehand, the Australian captain was "targeted" by Harbhajan "with men crowded around the bat." Though, from 1 January 2004 up until the start of the first Test, Ponting scored 1510 runs and an average of 83.88 in 64 innings against spin bowling, thus being the only Australian to score more than 1,300 runs and average over 70. And, this will also help Indian skipper to leave former Aussie captain Ricky Ponting in terms of centuries. In fact, some of the best players in the game who have created and broken a plethora of records, haven't managed to get their names on the Lord's Honours Board. " After India declared on 3/314 with just over four sessions of play remaining, Australia were bowled out for 195 on the fifth morning, with Ponting's off stump knocked out of the ground by another Sharma off cutter for just 2, as India completed a 320 run victory. Nevertheless, he was more aggressive and assured against spinners Amit Mishra and Sehwag, where he scored 35 from 60 and 17 from 32 deliveries respectively. , Ponting was severely criticised for using the part-time bowlers ahead of his frontline men. "Being 1–0 down with a match to play is a position that a lot of us haven't been in before. , In reply Australia started strongly, with Ponting having to wait until 123 runs were scored before walking out to bat on the third day. Find Ponting's Records, Biography, Centuries, Runs, wickets. But one innings doesn't make a tour. DUBAI, Nov 9: Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting has warned Mumbai Indians not to take his side lightly in Tuesday’s IPL final, saying its best is still to come. He was replaced in the squad by Shaun Marsh, who opened the batting in the recently concluded One Day Internationals against the West Indies and had been the leading run-scorer in the 2008 Indian Premier League. I had a point to prove to a few people as well. , After stumps, with Australia at 4/254, Ponting was happy with his performance, "I'm as pleased with that innings as I probably have been with any innings I've ever played," he said. He said. However, there are not many players who are able to achieve the coveted feat throughout their careers. But he added it would be too disrespectful to ask them that. "Over 131 years, 404 men have been accorded to the honour of wearing the baggy green cap, arguably the most significant and recognizable symbol in Australian team sport," wrote Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) Glenn Mitchell. Their bowling attack again struggled to be effective, with Sachin Tendulkar scoring his 40th Test century (10th against Australia) and VVS Laxman compiling a slow 64. Ponting was more cautious against Sharma than usual, scoring only nine from 26 balls from the tall right-armer quick.  However, the Australians were a long way behind on their over rate, so in order to avoid a one match suspension, Ponting chose to bowl their part-time spinners and medium pacers such as Michael Clarke, Cameron White and Mike Hussey (who were all unsuccessful in capturing a wicket), as they took less time. We pride ourselves on playing well in big games, and this is certainly a big game for us. What Ponting promised Ashwin on 'Mankading'. However, in the following over he was clean bowled for 24 (41 balls) by a Harbhajan Singh delivery that spun and left him cramped for room while trying to cut. ALSO READ | IPL: KKR's post on 8th anniversary of IPL 2012 title win 'insulting' to me: Manoj Tiwary. Ricky Ponting captained the Australian cricket team on their four Test tour of India in 2008–09. Ajit Agarkar talks about teasing Ricky Ponting at KKR in IPL 2008 with epic Lord's sledge Ajit Agarkar Talks About Teasing Ricky Ponting At KKR In IPL 2008 With Epic Lord's Sledge Ajit Agarkar revealed that when he was playing with Ricky Ponting at KKR, he mocked the former Australia captain asking him about his hundreds at Lord's. Ricky Ponting’s torrid stay at the crease was finally ended after Ishant Sharma induced his edge to fed Rahul Dravid an easy catch at first slip. Many young cricketers around the world aspire to play for their country at the highest level.  His partnership with Simon Katich ended on 166, when Katich was caught by Dhoni, after lasting more than 54 overs. To tell you the truth, I am disappointed with some of the criticism, particularly from former Australian captains and Cricket Australia board members. Ponting and out-of-form opener Matthew Hayden partnered for a cautious 79-run compilation, as both looked to survive on a pitch that was becoming lower and slower. Anurag Hegde FOLLOW. Ricky Ponting was an extremely aggressive cricketer during his days as the Australian cricket captain Virat Kohli also holds a similar reputation as the captain of India and RCB Kohli and Ponting had an altercation when RCB took on DC in the IPL this season India were bowled out for 469 on the second day, after Ganguly scored his 16th and last Test century. During the strategic timeout, Kohli was speaking to the on-field umpires when Delhi’s head coach Ricky Ponting seemed to have said something before the two engaged in a verbal fight. He had also struggled in a previous three Test series during 2001, scoring 17 runs at 3.40. There was a match to win. Michael Hussey scored his ninth Test century before the tourists tail folded. The barrage of Ponting's decision continued, with then Australian leading Test run-scorer (since overtaken by Ponting) saying on Fox Sports, "I don't know what to make of this. On 26 February 2008 Ponting and his wife Rianna announced that they expecting their first child. TOP CONTRIBUTOR Modified 11 Nov 2020, 12:43 IST. Ponting understood the importance of the match, "This is probably as big a Test match as a lot of us have played." Former India all-rounder Ajit Agarkar recently revealed a funny story when he teased former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting. 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