Ricky Ponting Retires

A rundown of former Australia captain Ricky Ponting's international career after he said he will retire from Test cricket after this week's third match against South Africa. Born: Dec 19, 1974 at Launceton, Tasmania
A rundown of former Australia captain Ricky Ponting's international career after he said he will retire from Test cricket after this week's third match against South Africa. Born: Dec 19, 1974 at Launceton, Tasmania
Catches: 196
Catches: 196
Wickets: 5
Wickets: 5
Highest score: 257
Highest score: 257
Double centuries: 6
Double centuries: 6
Matches: 167 (won 48 out of 77 tests as captain)
Matches: 167 (won 48 out of 77 tests as captain)
Debut: Against Sri Lanka at Perth on Dec. 8,
Debut: Against Sri Lanka at Perth on Dec. 8,
Total runs: 13366
Total runs: 13366
Second highest scorer in the world behind India's Sachin Tendulkar (15562)
Second highest scorer in the world behind India's Sachin Tendulkar (15562)
Centuries: 41
Centuries: 41
Third highest number of centuries behind Sachin Tendulkar (51) and South Africa's Jacques Kallis (44).
Third highest number of centuries behind Sachin Tendulkar (51) and South Africa's Jacques Kallis (44).
Batting average: 52.21
Batting average: 52.21

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