Ricky Ponting Age, Wife, Family, Biography, Controversies, Facts & More

Ricky Ponting

Full NameRicky Thomas Ponting
NicknamePunter, Ricky
ProfessionFormer Australian Cricketer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 177 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5' 10''
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 78 kg
in pounds- 171 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 inches
- Waist: 32 inches
- Biceps: 13 inches
Eye ColourDark brown
Hair ColourDark brown
International DebutODI- Australia v South Africa at Wellington (15 Feb 1995)
Test- Australia v Sri Lanka at Perth (8 to 11 Dec 1995)
T20- New Zealand v Australia at Auckland (17 Feb 2005)
Jersey Number#14 (Australia)
Domestic/State Team(s)Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Somerset, Surrey, Tasmania
Favourite ShotPull Shot
Records (main ones)• Three times world cup winner (1999, 2003 and 2007).
• Australia’s Highest cricket scorer in Tests and ODI’s.
• Scored a century in each inning of his 100 tests.
• Maximum test scorer 13,378 (second ranking in the world test cricket).
Career Turning PointFour centuries in Tasmanian cricket week (Under-13s)
Personal Life
Date of Birth19 December 1974
Age (as in 2017) 43 Years
Birth PlaceLaunceston, Tasmania, Australia
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
Signature Ricky Ponting's Signature
NationalityAustralian (Aussie)
HometownLaunceston, Australia
SchoolMowbray Heights Primary, Brooks Senior High School, Launceston
CollegeSport’s Cricket Academy
Educational QualificationsLeft school after 10th standard
FamilyFather- Graeme Ponting (cricketer)
Mother-Lorraine Ponting (state vigoro champion)
Ricky Ponting's Father Greg And Mother Lorraine Watching His 100th Test Match
Brother- Drew Ponting
Sister- Renee Ponting
Ricky Ponting With His Sister Renee Ponting
Coach/MentorIan Young (died in 2010)
AddressThe Golden Mile of Brighton, Melbourne
Ricky Ponting's House In Melbourne
HobbiesPlaying golf, football and writing
Controversies• In 1998, he was banned to play in Kolkata nightclub and was fined by the Australian Cricket Board.
• in 1998, he was pushed out of a nightclub in Calcutta.
Favourite Things
Favourite Cricketer(s)Batsman- Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara
Bowler- Shane Warne
Favourite FoodTempura Shrimp (Japanese Food)
Favourite Actor(s)Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman
Favourite FilmHollywood- Shawshank Redemption
Ricky Ponting's Favourite Movie- Shawshank Redemption
Favourite Holiday Spot(s)Italy and Maldives
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsRianna Jennifer Cantor (law student)
Wife/SpouseRianna Jennifer Cantor
Ricky Ponting With His Wife Rianna Jennifer Cantor
Marriage DateJune 2002
ChildrenDaughter- Emmy Charlotte (26 July 2008), Matisse Ellie (8 September 2011)
Son- Fletcher William (24 September 2014)
Ricky Ponting With His Wife And Kids
Style Quotient
Car CollectionFerrari Enzo
Money Factor
Net Worth₹6.5 crore ($65 million)

Ricky Ponting

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ricky Ponting

  • Does  Ricky Ponting smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Ricky Ponting drink alcohol?: Yes
  • His uncle Greg Campbell was an Australian test cricket player during 1989 – 1990, who played 4 tests, and 12 ODIs for Australia.
  • During his childhood, he used to play cricket with his brother Drew Ponting in his house’s backyard.
  • After leaving school, he worked as a member of the ground staff Scotch Oakburn College.
  • At the age of 14, he acquired bat sponsorship through Kookaburra Sports.
  • Initially, he used to play cricket for the Mowbray Cricket Club in Launceston.
  • At the age of 11, in 1985–86, he played for under 13s cricket team.
  • When he was 15 years old, he had a keen interest in football, but later left this game due to an injury to his elbow.
  • In 1999, he was knocked out of a Sydney bar and was found unconscious outside the building.
  • During his international matches, he had some difference of opinions and argumentations with Indian bowler Harbhajan Singh, but later they both came close to each other while playing for Mumbai Indians in the 2013 IPL. Ricky Ponting with Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh
  • In 2003, he scored 242 against India at Adelaide Test but lost the match.
  • He is also a medium pacer who had 8 international wickets.
  • He is the only player in cricket history, who made twin centuries during his 100th test series in Sydney Cricket Ground on January 6, 2006. Ricky Ponting Celebrates His 100th Test Series In Sydney Cricket Ground
  • He also joined a scoreboard crew in Sheffield Shield games.
  • He also played with his father and later with his mentor’s son Shaun at the Ashes tour against England in 1997.
  • From 2004 to 2011, he took the responsibility of the captaincy of Australian cricket team.
  • In 2006, he gained the honour of International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricketer of the Year and ICC Test Player of the Year. He was also selected as the ICC Captain of the Year in 2007. Ricky Ponting With Trophies
  • He received the awards of ‘Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World’ (2003/06), ‘Compton–Miller Medal’ (2006), ‘Captain of the Year’ (2007), ‘Allan Border Medal’ (2009), and ‘Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy’ in 2007/2006. He is also a Pura Cup winner 2006-07 and Ford Ranger Cup winner 2007-08. Ricky Ponting With 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy, 2007 ICC Champions Trophy, Ashes Trophy, ICC ODI Championship Trophy, ICC Test Championship Trophy And Border Gavaskar Trophy
  • In 2010-11, he was chosen the player of the Decade by a panel of cricket players.
  • He scored 13,378 (average- 51.85 ) in 168 tests and 13,704 runs (average- 42.03) in 375 ODI matches. Ricky Ponting Celebrates His First Double Century During Play Against West Indies (April 2003)
  • He got 16 “Man of the Match” awards in 168 tests and 32 such awards in 375 ODI.
  • The elite selection panel selected him as the “Player of the decade” in both ODIs and Tests.
  • He resigned from the Australian team captaincy in March 2011, took retirement from the test cricket in November 2012 and withdrew all types of sports in 2013.

  • In 2013, his autobiography, ‘Ponting: At the Close of Play,’ was published. He also authored the books like ‘Brian Murgatroyd’ and  ‘Geoff Armstrong.’
  • He supports an Australian football club in the Australian Football League the ”North Melbourne Kangaroos.”
  • He unveiled his statue resides at Hobart’s Blundstone Arena in Tasmania (Australia).  Ricky Ponting With His Statue