May it never be allowed to happen again." 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. IPL Head Coach Salary: Whether Ricky Ponting or Brendon McCullum, Fleming or Anil Kumble were these players in the cricket.  Victorian fast-bowler Peter Siddle made his international debut, after Stuart Clark injured his elbow. Ishant Sharma vs Ricky Ponting: Battle for the WACA, 2008… 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. The series was the first time Ponting captained the Australians in a full Test series in India. Ponting understood the importance of the match, "This is probably as big a Test match as a lot of us have played." "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. 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. 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. , In reply Australia started strongly, with Ponting having to wait until 123 runs were scored before walking out to bat on the third day. 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. But he added it would be too disrespectful to ask them that. He ended the series with 264 runs at 37.71. Australia lost by 172 runs to cede the series 2–0. What Ponting promised Ashwin on 'Mankading'. When the fast bowlers were reintroduced, the last four wickets fell quickly. 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. Many young cricketers around the world aspire to play for their country at the highest level. To tell you the truth, I am disappointed with some of the criticism, particularly from former Australian captains and Cricket Australia board members.  Ponting brought up his century a short while later when cut Kumble through backward point for three. We pride ourselves on playing well in big games, and this is certainly a big game for us. When the fast bowlers were re-introduced, the match was beyond Australia's grasp and India were eventual victors. Ajit Agarkar also said that he owes his hundred to Ashish Nehra. " 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. 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.  Australia were largely untroubled by New Zealand, sweeping both Tests. 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 Beforehand, the Australian captain was "targeted" by Harbhajan "with men crowded around the bat." He eventually fell on 126 from 243 balls (13 fours), when he missed a sweep off Harbhajan, reducing Australia to 3/226. Ponting's tour started well, scoring a half-century in the second tour match and a century in the opening Test. To an almost bizarre degree, Ponting lost the plot.". , 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. 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. Stoinis scored 352 runs and snapped 13 wickets to play a big role in Delhi Capitals, coached by Ponting, reaching the final of the recent IPL in the UAE. Adam Gilchrist took the Australians to a 2–1 victory. It was satisfying today." , With Australia needing to win the Fourth Test, Jason Krejza was selected for his Australian debut. But one innings doesn't make a tour. Ricky Ponting captained the Australian cricket team on their four Test tour of India in 2008–09.On a tour that was unsuccessful on a whole, the tourists lost the Test series 2–0 to an Indian side led by Anil Kumble and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, while they drew two warm-up matches against the Centre of Excellence (non-first-class match) and Indian Board President's XI. 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. There was a match to win. Delhi Capitals Here to Win the IPL, Says Ricky Ponting 10 Nov, 2020 Delhi Capitals (DC) have got enough firepower to win their maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) title if the players address a few areas well and play their best game in the final against four-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) here on Tuesday, DC head coach Ricky Ponting said on Monday. , After losing the toss, Australia were sent into field. Visit IPLT20.com the official IPLT20 website for minute-to-minute LIVE updates. 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. Virat Kohli is having an unforgettable year in 2020 as he has not scored a single century. Read about Ricky Ponting's career details on Cricbuzz.com ... 2008 . He said. 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. He had also struggled in a previous three Test series during 2001, scoring 17 runs at 3.40. Credit: Mark Kerton / PA. National captain Aaron Finch once joked that star-struck teammates, when sharing a field with Ponting, resembled “eight-year-old girls around Justin Bieber”. 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. 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. Ajit Agarkar scored his maiden international century which could not have been possible without a determined Ashish Nehra at the other end. 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. He made his ODI and Test Debut in the year 1995. He called it a 'special memory'. "Being 1–0 down with a match to play is a position that a lot of us haven't been in before. Ricky and his wife Rianna have a superstitious liking for the number14. Stay updated on the latest IND VS AUS news, IND VS AUS updates, IND VS AUS schedule, IND VS AUS matches and more. , 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. 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.". 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. Shane Watson and Brett Lee combined for 73 eight wicket partnership, helping Australia reach a meagre 268. Australia declared on 228 on the final day; however India survived, enforcing a draw. 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. "Many today would have hung their head in sadness while others would have turned and in their grave.  From then on Ponting increased his strike rate, reaching his half-century in 102 balls, when he hit Zaheer Khan for a boundary through cover. Batting legend Ricky Ponting believes all-rounder Marcus Stoinis is playing “five times better” than what he was a year ago and could take up “multiple roles” for Australian cricket, including the job of a finisher. However, in 11 home Tests against India, he had averaged 79.35. Ricky Ponting has worked as a consultant coach for Cricket Australia and provided more informal mentorship while commentating during recent years. 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. Australia, however, lost the fourth and final Test in Mumbai when Ponting returned. 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. 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. Last IPL. However, there are not many players who are able to achieve the coveted feat throughout their careers. The pair added 63 runs for the final wicket with Ashish Nehra seeing off 54 balls to make sure Ajit Agarkar reached the milestone. Where it fell down a bit is I didn't communicate those reasons to Brett at 11am when he wanted to bowl. The match was played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur, which was making its debut as an international venue. SHARE. While below his career standards, it was substantially better than his previous Test efforts in India. Going into the summit clash, four-time champions MI have the psychological advantage over DC, who will appear in their maiden final. ALSO READ | IPL: KKR's post on 8th anniversary of IPL 2012 title win 'insulting' to me: Manoj Tiwary. As captain of the Australian cricket team, I feel I have a responsibility to play the game in the right spirit. He started slowly, scoring two from 17 balls, before driving Ishant Sharma for a boundary. Even today, he is associated with IL, but as a coach of different teams. Ponting himself was forced to take anti-inflammatory tablets, after surgery before the series. 39 mins ago. And when they get that opportunity to play for his country, another big honour for them is getting on the 'Lord's Honours Board' by scoring a century or taking a five-fifer at the iconic English venue. I am glad Ricky can't read my mind right now because he is not going to like it." Going into the summit clash, four-time champions MI have the psychological advantage over DC, who will appear in their maiden final. In Australia's second innings, Ponting joined Katich in the 13th over, after Hayden was dismissed. 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. Perhaps he was worried about missing the next match. 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A leader must earn respect and lead from the front, and on both of these counts Punter has undoubtedly excelled. Feature. Delhi Capitals, in their previous avatar reached the semi-finals in the first two editions of the IPL, in 2008 and 2009, besides finishing third in third in 2012.  Ponting angrily responded to such comments at the post-Test media conference. On 26 February 2008 Ponting and his wife Rianna announced that they expecting their first child. Delhi Capitals will face Mumbai Indians in their maiden appearence in the IPL Final. Capitals' coach Ponting had his spirits high ahead of the all-important clash - the IPL 2020 Final. , 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. The big screen at the ground flashed, "Ponting has been dismissed by Harbhajan eight times in Test cricket." Having a name on the Lords' honours board is always a special achievement for any cricketing individual, as it is considered as the mecca of cricket. Australia were bowled out for 430 shortly after tea on the second day. 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. Starting from his carrier:: Ponting is specialist right handed batsman started his international career at the young age of 20. , Winning the toss and batting, India reached 5/311 by stumps on the opening day. Presumably, it was an attempt to improve an ailing over rate. Profile. After which, Ganguly was dismissed, and the on-air commentator Sunil Gavaskar looked extremely annoyed with Ponting’s behaviour. This meant that he was not able to use pace spearhead Brett Lee significantly. Indian newspapers also continued with the criticism, with some suggesting Ponting put himself before the team. I have an obligation to bowl 90 overs in a day's play and the way we were heading, if the quicks had continued we would have been maybe 12 overs down ... Everyone has an opinion on the way I captain the team or the way the team plays, but the thing I am most disappointed about is this inference out there that I put myself totally ahead of the team. He also found himself in trouble after allegedly elbowing Australia cricketer Shane Watson during a Test match in Delhi in 2008. India were bowled out for 469 on the second day, after Ganguly scored his 16th and last Test century. 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. 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.  Ponting played freely, scoring 11 runs from the final three balls of an Ishant Sharma over. ALSO READ | IPL: KKR CEO says getting players ready might be challenging, fears they might have gone 'cold'. , 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. They go into the tea break on a high and come out worrying about over-rates.  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. Ponting later admitted that Border's comment was the one that hurt him the most, despite News Limited reporter Jon Pierik describing his captaincy as a "joke", while Malcolm Conn from The Australian wrote it was his "worst day as national captain". Ponting was more cautious against Sharma than usual, scoring only nine from 26 balls from the tall right-armer quick. IPL trophy winners from 2008 to 2019. 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. 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. 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'. 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. I had a point to prove to a few people as well. I made it clear to him from that moment on of those reasons. DUBAI: 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. However, his performances diminished as his team began to struggle against an experienced Indian outfit. Anurag Hegde FOLLOW. , 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. 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. In the home-side's second innings, Ponting was criticised for using part-timers against the free-scoring Indian batsmen after he was informed that he was five overs behind the required over rate, which is penalisable by a fine, or in severe instances, a ban to the captain. 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." ALSO READ | IPL: Ex-KKR CEO claims Eoin Morgan was 'protected' from Wasim Akram's bowling in IPL 2012. 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. Going into the summit clash, four-time champion MI has the psychological advantage over DC, who will appear in its maiden final. Today is one step in the right direction. Gautam Gambhir and VVS Laxman both scored double centuries—the first time two batsmen have reached 200 in the same Test innings against Australia—and Ponting even resorted to bowling himself for two unsuccessful overs. "I'd played eight Tests here before with a highest score of 60, so I had some work to do. I've been working really hard," Ponting said on his technique. 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Find Ponting's Records, Biography, Centuries, Runs, wickets. And, this will also help Indian skipper to leave former Aussie captain Ricky Ponting in terms of centuries. The only highlight for the Australian was Krejza's 8/215 from 43.5 overs, as India amassed 445. 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. 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. Ajit Agarkar found Ashish Nehra’s support in the second innings more impressive than his eight-ball duck in the first where he came on as a nightwatchman. 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. , On the fourth afternoon of the Fourth Test, the Indian batting collapsed, and Australia had an opportunity to bowl them out and chase a target of around 250–300 after the tea break. Nevertheless, Ponting described said the pitch was grassless and hard as concrete.  After surviving four dropped catches, Michael Clarke scored his eight Test century in Australia's highest Test score in India—577—as Sehwag took a career best five wickets in the absence of fellow spinners Harbhajan Singh and Kumble who left the field with a finger injury. Nevertheless, Ponting turned the first ball from his nemesis off his pads for a boundary. Michael Hussey scored his ninth Test century before the tourists tail folded. 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.  A long discussion between Lee and Ponting prompted media allegations of a team rift, something Ponting denied. 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.  His partnership with Simon Katich ended on 166, when Katich was caught by Dhoni, after lasting more than 54 overs. These tactics were severely criticised in Australia. Recently, former India all-rounder Ajit Agarkar revealed how he once mocked Ricky Ponting for not scoring a Test century at Lord's. He and Michael Clarke built on the good start with 60 runs in 24 overs, before Clarke was dismissed. Harbhajan Singh had already sent down 2.3 overs before he delivered his first ball to Ponting in the 17th over. If he fails to score one in the Adelaide test then this will be the very first occasion after 2008 when he will have no ton next to his name in a year. , Ponting escaped without suspension for slow over rates, although he received a fine. Ricky Ponting captained the Australian cricket team on their four Test tour of India in 2008–09. He did not lead the Australian team to victory there in 2004–05 because he missed the first three Tests with injury. There is a great opportunity for us to stand up, and play better cricket than we've played in the first three Test matches." Legendary cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Jacques Kallis are on that list. It was nice to get some runs out there and put the team in a good position. 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. 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. 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. IPL 2020 We have enough firepower to win IPL 2020 title: Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting. ALSO READ | KKR treats me like family, want to play in every global tournament for them: Sunil Narine. Former India all-rounder Ajit Agarkar recently revealed a funny story when he teased former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting. 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.  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. Ponting scored only 100 runs at 33.33. 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. Read about Ricky Ponting's Profile, Latest News, Articles, Career updates only on ESPNcricinfo.com. On a tour that was unsuccessful on a whole, the tourists lost the Test series 2–0 to an Indian side led by Anil Kumble and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, while they drew two warm-up matches against the Centre of Excellence (non-first-class match) and Indian Board President's XI. Summit clash, four-time champions MI have the psychological advantage over DC, will... 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