Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting, left and former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, coach and mentor respectively to Delhi Capitals team watch the game on a TV set at dugout during the VIVO IPL cricket T20 match against in Kolkata
Australia's Ricky Ponting with his wife Rianna and daughters Emmy, second right, and Matisse pose for a photo after South Africa's win in the third cricket test match in Perth, Australia. Ponting is retiring from test cricket with this his last match.
File Photo: Ricky Ponting, one of the finest batsmen in contemporary cricket and Australia's middle order bulwark for years, today announced his retirement from international cricket, bringing down the curtains on an illustrious career spanning 17 years.
Australia's Ricky Ponting walks back to the pavilion after being bowled by India's Umesh Yadav on the second day of their cricket test match at the WACA in Perth, Australia. India made 161 in their first innings.
MS Dhoni dives for a ball off the bat of Australia's Ricky Ponting during their second test cricket match at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. Indian batting collapsed again, with the vaunted batting line-up folding at 191. Dhoni topscored with an unbeaten 57
Ishant Sharma, right, watches on as Ricky Ponting, far left, and Mike Hussey of Australia complete a run during the third day of the first test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.
Australian cricket star Ricky Ponting of speaks during a press conference in Sydney, Australia. Ponting announced he was stepping down as captain of Australia's One Day International team and the Test team.
England captain Andrew Strauss, left, and Australian captain Ricky Ponting hold the ashes before the start of the 1st Test in the Ashes Tour between England and Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.
Harbhajan Singh, celebrate with his teammate Suresh Raina, left, the dismissal of Australia's Simon Katich, as Australian captain Ricky Ponting, right, watches during the fourth day of their second cricket test match in Bangalore.
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni(71 not out) and Yuvraj Singh(78) produced scintillating knocks on a tricky track as India recovered from early jolts to beat Australia by 6 wickets in the third ODI taking a 2-1 lead in the seven-match series.
Australia's captain Ricky Ponting hits a shot on his way to becoming the highest ever run scorer for his country on the second day of the third cricket test match between England and Australia in Birmingham, England.
Australian skipper Ricky Ponting and Adam Gilchrist hold the Border-Gavaskar trophy in Mumbai after winning the four match series against India 2-1. It is the first series win by the Aussies on Indian soil in 35 years.