Sachin Tendulkar the best batsman I have played against: Ricky Ponting
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Ponting said it was great to have played in an era with so many outstanding batsmen around.
"I've been pretty blessed to play in the era I've played with so many great batsmen, and if my name gets mentioned among them, then that's great," he added.
On to the bowlers and the 37-year-old batsman, who is behind just Tendulkar in the all-time scorers' list, felt feisty Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh troubled him quite a bit through his career.
"He got me out a lot of times, and caused me a lot of grief," he said.
Among other bowlers, Ponting said West Indian Curtly Ambrose along with Pakistan's Wasim Akram had his measure all through.
"I think Curtly Ambrose and Wasim Akram were probably the two outstanding quicks that I faced, and for different reasons. Ambrose for his ability to just make you feel like you couldn't score off him for long periods of time, never felt like he was going to bowl you a bad ball," he said.
"Akram for the exact opposite, you could get a few runs off him, but you just knew there was an unplayable ball around the corner, be it with an old ball or with a new ball. And thankfully for me I probably got both of those guys towards the end of their careers as well," he added.