Press Esc to close
Tuesday 27 June 2017
News updated at 2:26 PM IST

Ponting to retire from all forms of cricket after CLT20

London, Jun 20, 2013 (PTI) 22:39 IST
Ricky Ponting: Reuters file image
Former Australian captain and one of the greatest batsmen of modern age, Ricky Ponting, will retire from all forms of cricket in October, and the Champions League Twenty20 tournament with Mumbai Indians will be his last competitive outing.

The 38-year-old Tasmanian retired from international cricket last summer.
Dynamic Sports & Entertainment Group, the marketing agency that represents Ponting has said that his last assignment will be the Champions League T20 campaign with Mumbai Indians, winner of sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), meaning he has already played his last game on home soil.

DSEG also confirmed that Ponting will play out his commitments with English county team Surrey and for Antigua in the Caribbean Premier League in July and August.

According to media reports, Ponting, a veteran of 168 Tests and 375 ODIs, felt it was the "right time" to quit the game though he is "enjoying cricket" as much as ever.

He also added that his body and mind are in "great" shape.

He will play in Surrey's County Championship match against Yorkshire at Headingley starting on Friday.

There is also a possibility that he would get involved with commentary as early as this Australian summer, especially with Channel 9 and Channel 10 splitting the broadcasting duties across the domestic season.

Although Ponting struggled in his final Test series, accumulating just 32 runs in three matches against South Africa, uncertainty about Australia's batting line-up ahead of the Ashes had led to talk of a possible recall.

Shortly after arriving in England to join Surrey, Ponting had said, "I would never say never."

However, he later clarified that he would not be coming out of retirement. He made 192 on his first-class debut for Surrey last month.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A black kite flies past during Sunrise in New Delhi...

A black kite flies past during Sunrise in New Delhi...

Bollywood actress Kajol with Soundarya and Dhanush during the trailer launch of film VIP 2...

Bollywood actress Kajol with Soundarya and Dhanush during the trailer launch of film VIP 2...

Pakistani women greet each others after the Eid al-Fitr prayers...

Pakistani women greet each others after the Eid al-Fitr prayers...

A Barbary lion cub, stands next to its father 'Schroeder' at the zoo in Neuwied, Germany...

A Barbary lion cub, stands next to its father 'Schroeder' at the zoo in Neuwied, Germany...

Winners of 8th Men Mega Mr. North East and 15th Miss North East 2017, Mary Khemlang (Center)...

Winners of 8th Men Mega Mr. North East and 15th Miss North East 2017, Mary Khemlang (Center)...

Bollywood actors Huma Qureshi and Dhanush during the trailer launch of film VIP 2 Lalkar...

Bollywood actors Huma Qureshi and Dhanush during the trailer launch of film VIP 2 Lalkar...

Muslims offering namaz at historical Taj Mahal on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr...

Muslims offering namaz at historical Taj Mahal on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr...

Obama and his family arrived last week on the resort island for a vacation...

Obama and his family arrived last week on the resort island for a vacation...

Smoke rises from the ground by charred trees near the access to the Cuesta Maneli beach...

Smoke rises from the ground by charred trees near the access to the Cuesta Maneli beach...

President Pranab Mukherjee receiving Eid greetings from various groups of people...

President Pranab Mukherjee receiving Eid greetings from various groups of people...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.