Feature.  However, the Australians were a long way behind on their over rate, so in order to avoid a one match suspension, Ponting chose to bowl their part-time spinners and medium pacers such as Michael Clarke, Cameron White and Mike Hussey (who were all unsuccessful in capturing a wicket), as they took less time. The barrage of Ponting's decision continued, with then Australian leading Test run-scorer (since overtaken by Ponting) saying on Fox Sports, "I don't know what to make of this. I made it clear to him from that moment on of those reasons. Ajit Agarkar was successful in getting his name on the Lords's Honour Board during India’s 2002 tour of England when he scored an unbeaten 109 in the first Test of the series. Melbourne: Batting legend Ricky Ponting believes all-rounder Marcus Stoinis is playing "five times better" than what he was a year ago and could take up "multiple roles" for Australian cricket, including the job of a finisher.. Stoinis scored 352 runs and snapped 13 wickets to play a big role in Delhi Capitals, coached by Ponting, reaching the final of the IPL 2020 in the UAE. In fact, some of the best players in the game who have created and broken a plethora of records, haven't managed to get their names on the Lord's Honours Board. Ricky Ponting was destined to lead his country – I couldn't have handed Australian cricket's ultimate individual honour to a more capable and deserving man. Irrespective of whether Delhi Capitals win or lose the final against Mumbai Indians, Ponting has helped the team achieve something it could not since the beginning of IPL in 2008 – a ticket to the IPL final. When the fast bowlers were re-introduced, the match was beyond Australia's grasp and India were eventual victors. "I've made no secret of it, my record here has been poor. Former India all-rounder Ajit Agarkar recently revealed a funny story when he teased former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting. Throughout the first three Tests, Australian bowlers struggled to take wickets, managing 38 wickets at an average of 53.61. After which, Ganguly was dismissed, and the on-air commentator Sunil Gavaskar looked extremely annoyed with Ponting’s behaviour. Ponting himself was forced to take anti-inflammatory tablets, after surgery before the series. Delhi Capitals Here to Win the IPL, Says Ricky Ponting 10 Nov, 2020 Delhi Capitals (DC) have got enough firepower to win their maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) title if the players address a few areas well and play their best game in the final against four-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) here on Tuesday, DC head coach Ricky Ponting said on Monday. Also Read | R Ashwin Suggests New 'Mankading' Rule For IPL 2020 Despite Ricky Ponting Warning. Australia lost by 172 runs to cede the series 2–0. But he added it would be too disrespectful to ask them that. "Being 1–0 down with a match to play is a position that a lot of us haven't been in before. Stoinis scored 352 runs and snapped 13 wickets to play a big role in Delhi Capitals, coached by Ponting, reaching the final of the recent IPL in the UAE. From live updates to breaking news, Republic World brings you all the live updates online so that you don't miss out on the IND VS AUS extravaganza. He and Michael Clarke built on the good start with 60 runs in 24 overs, before Clarke was dismissed. Australia had the hosts seven wickets down in their first innings—still more than 320 runs in arrears—before Harbhajan and Khan combined for an 80 run partnership late on day three. , Winning the toss and batting, India reached 5/311 by stumps on the opening day. Many young cricketers around the world aspire to play for their country at the highest level. IPL 2020 We have enough firepower to win IPL 2020 title: Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting. "Many today would have hung their head in sadness while others would have turned and in their grave. During the strategic timeout, Kohli was speaking to the on-field umpires when Delhi’s head coach Ricky Ponting seemed to have said something before the two engaged in a verbal fight. Ricky Ponting has worked as a consultant coach for Cricket Australia and provided more informal mentorship while commentating during recent years. Nevertheless, Ponting turned the first ball from his nemesis off his pads for a boundary. Hayden was bowled for a third-ball duck, while Ponting was trapped lbw by a Sharma off cutter for five, as Australia collapsed to 5/58 and then 8/144 in their first innings reply. ALSO READ | IPL: KKR CEO says getting players ready might be challenging, fears they might have gone 'cold'. Their bowling attack again struggled to be effective, with Sachin Tendulkar scoring his 40th Test century (10th against Australia) and VVS Laxman compiling a slow 64. , In reply Australia started strongly, with Ponting having to wait until 123 runs were scored before walking out to bat on the third day. Starting from his carrier:: Ponting is specialist right handed batsman started his international career at the young age of 20. Adam Gilchrist took the Australians to a 2–1 victory. , Ponting was severely criticised for using the part-time bowlers ahead of his frontline men. "It seems like there are people trying to make a bit more of that than what it actually was," Ponting said after his team's defeat. ALSO READ | IPL: Ex-KKR CEO claims Eoin Morgan was 'protected' from Wasim Akram's bowling in IPL 2012. The other tours I've had here, apart from the last Test I played, I've batted at six, always coming in against spin and when the wicket has worn. 39 mins ago. What happened today in Nagpur was at odds with team sport is all about. Ajit Agarkar holds a batting record that some of the veterans of the game have not been able to achieve, a Test match hundred at Lord’s, the 'Home of Cricket'. Ajit Agarkar scored his maiden international century which could not have been possible without a determined Ashish Nehra at the other end. , After losing the toss, Australia were sent into field. It was nice to get some runs out there and put the team in a good position. The big screen at the ground flashed, "Ponting has been dismissed by Harbhajan eight times in Test cricket." As captain of the Australian cricket team, I feel I have a responsibility to play the game in the right spirit. If he fails to score one in the Adelaide test then this will be the very first occasion after 2008 when he will have no ton next to his name in a year.  Ponting brought up his century a short while later when cut Kumble through backward point for three. There is a great opportunity for us to stand up, and play better cricket than we've played in the first three Test matches." Ponting and out-of-form opener Matthew Hayden partnered for a cautious 79-run compilation, as both looked to survive on a pitch that was becoming lower and slower. Ajit Agarkar also said that he owes his hundred to Ashish Nehra. Anybody who knows me or the way I play my cricket or how I operate around the Australian team would hopefully not say that this is the case ..., "Cricket writers and commentators were stunned by what they saw as [Ponting's] efforts to improve Australia's sluggish over rate rather than going for broke to try and win the vital Nagpur Test." Ponting was subsequently stripped of thirty per cent of his A$12,750 match fee, twice the punishment of his team-mates in accordance with International Cricket Council rules for captains. Legendary cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Jacques Kallis are on that list. They finished on 31 without loss, before the match was declared a draw, resulting in Australia needing victory in the final Test to regain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Nevertheless, he failed to redress the matter during the subsequent home series against New Zealand, when match referee Chris Broad dealt a second successive fine for being three overs behind in the First Test. I've been working really hard," Ponting said on his technique. Ponting later admitted that Border's comment was the one that hurt him the most, despite News Limited reporter Jon Pierik describing his captaincy as a "joke", while Malcolm Conn from The Australian wrote it was his "worst day as national captain". He made his ODI and Test Debut in the year 1995. Capitals' coach Ponting had his spirits high ahead of the all-important clash - the IPL 2020 Final. What Ponting promised Ashwin on 'Mankading'. Ajit Agarkar also admitted that he could never brag about his achievement to his ex-Mumbai and India teammate Sachin Tendulkar but he made sure he teased Ricky Ponting about the same. He eventually fell on 126 from 243 balls (13 fours), when he missed a sweep off Harbhajan, reducing Australia to 3/226. After surviving a spell reverse-swing bowling from Ishant Sharma and Zaheer Khan, Ponting was bowled through the gate from a sharp turning delivery from part-time off-spinner Virender Sehwag. Going into the summit clash, four-time champion MI has the psychological advantage over DC, who will appear in its maiden final. One thing that stands out in my career is whenever I've been in early, with the team in a bit of trouble, I've managed to make runs.". “Even the best spinners in the world were trying to tie him down in the IPL, but they couldn’t do it,” he said.  His partnership with Simon Katich ended on 166, when Katich was caught by Dhoni, after lasting more than 54 overs. Ponting and his team were under pressure leading into the series, following the spiteful confrontations during the Indian tour of Australia earlier in the year. Alex Carey hoping IPL stint under Ricky Ponting helps in reclaiming T20 spot against India Alex Carey had the opportunity to work with Ponting in the UAE during his time with IPL finalists Delhi Capitals, a side coached by the World Cup-winning former skipper. Batting legend Ricky Ponting believes all-rounder Marcus Stoinis is playing “five times better” than what he was a year ago and could take up “multiple roles” for Australian cricket, including the job of a finisher. He said. They go into the tea break on a high and come out worrying about over-rates. Ajit Agarkar talks about teasing Ricky Ponting at KKR in IPL 2008 with epic Lord's sledge Ajit Agarkar Talks About Teasing Ricky Ponting At KKR In IPL 2008 With Epic Lord's Sledge Ajit Agarkar revealed that when he was playing with Ricky Ponting at KKR, he mocked the former Australia captain asking him about his hundreds at Lord's. I have an obligation to bowl 90 overs in a day's play and the way we were heading, if the quicks had continued we would have been maybe 12 overs down ... Everyone has an opinion on the way I captain the team or the way the team plays, but the thing I am most disappointed about is this inference out there that I put myself totally ahead of the team. Ponting, Australia's two-time World Cup winning skipper, feels Stoinis negotiated the spinners well in the IPL and is reaping the rewards of focusing on making good starts to his innings. In Australia's second innings, Ponting joined Katich in the 13th over, after Hayden was dismissed. Delhi Capitals, in their previous avatar reached the semi-finals in the first two editions of the IPL, in 2008 and 2009, besides finishing third in third in 2012. Ricky and his wife Rianna have a superstitious liking for the number14. LIVE Kisan Andolan: आज रात या फिर कल सुबह सील कर दिया जाएगा दिल्ली-जयपुर और दिल्ली-आगरा ह� It is also rumoured that Agarkar has used the same to hit back at Ponting when he sledged him during the 2003-04 Test series in Australia as the Indian bowler was known as the 'Bombay Duck' in the cricketing fraternity for scoring 7 consecutive ducks against the then world champions at one point of time. A leader must earn respect and lead from the front, and on both of these counts Punter has undoubtedly excelled. "Over 131 years, 404 men have been accorded to the honour of wearing the baggy green cap, arguably the most significant and recognizable symbol in Australian team sport," wrote Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) Glenn Mitchell. Nevertheless, this was Australia's first Test series win in India since 1969–70, in which Ponting made 11 and 12 on a controversial pitch. However, his performances diminished as his team began to struggle against an experienced Indian outfit. Perhaps he was worried about missing the next match. When the fast bowlers were reintroduced, the last four wickets fell quickly. On a tour that was unsuccessful on a whole, the tourists lost the Test series 2–0 to an Indian side led by Anil Kumble and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, while they drew two warm-up matches against the Centre of Excellence (non-first-class match) and Indian Board President's XI. Harbhajan Singh had already sent down 2.3 overs before he delivered his first ball to Ponting in the 17th over. May it never be allowed to happen again." # IPL news # IPL Live Score # ricky ponting # Mumbai Indians # Marcus Stoinis # IPL final # Ajinkya Rahane # Sports and Recreation # Sports # Cricket; ज्यादा पठित . Ajit Agarkar found Ashish Nehra’s support in the second innings more impressive than his eight-ball duck in the first where he came on as a nightwatchman. Gautam Gambhir and VVS Laxman both scored double centuries—the first time two batsmen have reached 200 in the same Test innings against Australia—and Ponting even resorted to bowling himself for two unsuccessful overs. He managed only one other half-century for the series, totaling 266 runs at an average of 38, dropping his overall Test average to 57.58. SHARE. Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting has warned Mumbai Indians not to take his side lightly in Tuesday’s IPL final, saying its best is still to come. Virat Kohli is having an unforgettable year in 2020 as he has not scored a single century. This was Ponting's first full tour of India as captain, after previously being injured for three of the four Tests when Australia last visited in 2004.  Ponting played freely, scoring 11 runs from the final three balls of an Ishant Sharma over. IPL trophy winners from 2008 to 2019. Where it fell down a bit is I didn't communicate those reasons to Brett at 11am when he wanted to bowl. Credit: Mark Kerton / PA. National captain Aaron Finch once joked that star-struck teammates, when sharing a field with Ponting, resembled “eight-year-old girls around Justin Bieber”. Profile. I had a point to prove to a few people as well. To tell you the truth, I am disappointed with some of the criticism, particularly from former Australian captains and Cricket Australia board members. Australia declared on 228 on the final day; however India survived, enforcing a draw. Going into the summit clash, four-time champions MI have the psychological advantage over DC, who will appear in their maiden final. In the first innings, Ponting became Harbhajan's 300th Test wicket. In the final Test in Nagpur—in which Australia needed victory to level the series—Ponting was criticized for bowling part-time spin bowlers in an effort to increase the over rate, to avoid suspension and a fine. Ponting understood the importance of the match, "This is probably as big a Test match as a lot of us have played." I am glad Ricky can't read my mind right now because he is not going to like it." Ricky Ponting captained the Australian cricket team on their four Test tour of India in 2008–09. However, in 11 home Tests against India, he had averaged 79.35. We pride ourselves on playing well in big games, and this is certainly a big game for us. Irrespective of the result on Tuesday night, the post-match speech that will follow after the match from Ponting will only inspire Iyer’s men to turn up as a far better side in 2021. Received a fine power at his disposal to retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy off balls! 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