Happy Birthday Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting is considered one of the best batters for Australia after Don Bradman is celebrating his birthday today and also the most successful captain for the Australian side with 223 victories in 324 matches. He led the team to win 2 consecutive world cup 2003 and 2007. He has captained 73 tests consecutively in tests which is the second most consecutive matches played by a captain in Test matches with Allan Border of Australia being the first with 93 tests. He also holds the record of 3rd place for scoring most 100’s in the international career with 71 centuries. Recently Virat Kolhi surpassed Ricky Ponting by scoring the 72nd century. He is the 3rd player with the most international runs combining all formats of the game with Sachin Tendulkar in first place and Kumar Sangakkara in second place.

(source: Cricinfo)