|Full Name||Ricky Thomas Ponting|
|Profession||Former 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 Colour||Dark brown|
|Hair Colour||Dark brown|
|International Debut||ODI- 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 Shot||Pull 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 Point||Four centuries in Tasmanian cricket week (Under-13s)|
|Date of Birth||19 December 1974|
|Age (as in 2017)||43 Years|
|Birth Place||Launceston, Tasmania, Australia|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Sagittarius|
|School||Mowbray Heights Primary, Brooks Senior High School, Launceston|
|College||Sport’s Cricket Academy|
|Educational Qualifications||Left school after 10th standard|
|Family||Father- Graeme Ponting (cricketer)
Mother-Lorraine Ponting (state vigoro champion)
Brother- Drew Ponting
Sister- Renee Ponting
|Coach/Mentor||Ian Young (died in 2010)|
|Address||The Golden Mile of Brighton, Melbourne
|Hobbies||Playing 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 Cricketer(s)||Batsman- Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara
Bowler- Shane Warne
|Favourite Food||Tempura Shrimp (Japanese Food)|
|Favourite Actor(s)||Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman|
|Favourite Film||Hollywood- Shawshank Redemption
|Favourite Holiday Spot(s)||Italy and Maldives|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Rianna Jennifer Cantor (law student)|
|Wife/Spouse||Rianna Jennifer Cantor
|Marriage Date||June 2002|
|Children||Daughter- Emmy Charlotte (26 July 2008), Matisse Ellie (8 September 2011)
Son- Fletcher William (24 September 2014)
|Car Collection||Ferrari Enzo|
|Net Worth||₹6.5 crore ($65 million)|
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.”
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