Former Australian cricket team captain Ricky Ponting is counted among legendery cricketer. He led Australia to consecutive World Cups (2003 and 2007) under his captaincy. Ricky Ponting is the highest run-scorer captain in international cricket. Ponting scored 27,483 runs in his career. In this, he scored a total of 71 centuries and 146 half-centuries. Ponting captained 324 international matches, winning the most in 220 matches.
On the Australian tour of December 2011, India went to play a four-Test series. Ravichandran Ashwin was the new rising off-spinner in the team at that time. Ponting was at the final stage of his career. He played Ashwin well throughout the series and never let him take wickets. In that series Ponting played Ashwin’s 256 balls and scored 148 runs. Unfortunately, cricket fans from all over the world enjoyed the match, but they could not see Ponting being dismissed by Ashwin.
When Pakistani journalist Mazhar Arshad asked Ashwin the same question on the YouTube channel, his reply was, “I think the sample size is too small. I think I bowled very little against Ponting. He had two catches dropped in the Adelaide Test. Ponting scored a few runs in Sydney, I bowled very little against him in Melbourne. At that time I was new and Ponting is a great batsman. ”
Ashwin said, “I feel good when someone plays me like this. I counter them over time. You learn when you do well, but you learn more when you don’t do well. “He said,” Ricky Ponting will always be a good batsman for me. I have not seen a good batsman in the whole world, which is so difficult to bowl.