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”. 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. The match was played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur, which was making its debut as an international venue. Stay updated on the latest IND VS AUS news, IND VS AUS updates, IND VS AUS schedule, IND VS AUS matches and more. ALSO READ | IPL: KKR CEO says getting players ready might be challenging, fears they might have gone 'cold'. Today is one step in the right direction. 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. Ponting acknowledged prior to the series that he was keen to rectify his poor Test batting record in India, believed to be because of his weakness against spin bowling. He said. 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.  Ponting brought up his century a short while later when cut Kumble through backward point for three. I am glad Ricky can't read my mind right now because he is not going to like it." Ricky Ponting has worked as a consultant coach for Cricket Australia and provided more informal mentorship while commentating during recent years. Going into the summit clash, four-time champions MI have the psychological advantage over DC, who will appear in their maiden final. 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. , Ponting was severely criticised for using the part-time bowlers ahead of his frontline men. "Being 1–0 down with a match to play is a position that a lot of us haven't been in before. He was also discussed a lot in the early season of IPL. ALSO READ | IPL: Ex-KKR CEO claims Eoin Morgan was 'protected' from Wasim Akram's bowling in IPL 2012. Australia declared on 228 on the final day; however India survived, enforcing a draw. 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.  A long discussion between Lee and Ponting prompted media allegations of a team rift, something Ponting denied. I had a point to prove to a few people as well. A leader must earn respect and lead from the front, and on both of these counts Punter has undoubtedly excelled. 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. 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. 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. 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. After which, Ganguly was dismissed, and the on-air commentator Sunil Gavaskar looked extremely annoyed with Ponting’s behaviour. Ricky Ponting (Getty Images) NEW DELHI: Less than a fortnight after he led Delhi Capitals to the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as coach of the franchise, Ricky Ponting is already back at the nets guiding the Justin Langer-coached Australian cricket team inside their Sydney quarantine hub. While speaking to Gaurav Kapur on his podcast 22 Yards, Ajit Agarkar revealed that when he was playing with Ricky Ponting at Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), he mocked the former Australia captain asking him about the number of hundreds he has scored at Lord's. Ponting understood the importance of the match, "This is probably as big a Test match as a lot of us have played." 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. Download Images Watch Videos online , Ponting escaped without suspension for slow over rates, although he received a fine. Nevertheless, he was more aggressive and assured against spinners Amit Mishra and Sehwag, where he scored 35 from 60 and 17 from 32 deliveries respectively. Visit IPLT20.com the official IPLT20 website for minute-to-minute LIVE updates. While below his career standards, it was substantially better than his previous Test efforts in India. 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. Adam Gilchrist took the Australians to a 2–1 victory. However, his performances diminished as his team began to struggle against an experienced Indian outfit. , Australia headed into the First Test at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore with two previous wins at the venue—in 1998 and 2004—and a draw. We pride ourselves on playing well in big games, and this is certainly a big game for us. Last IPL. Ponting scored only 100 runs at 33.33. Ricky Ponting captained the Australian cricket team on their four Test tour of India in 2008–09.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.  After surviving four dropped catches, Michael Clarke scored his eight Test century in Australia's highest Test score in India—577—as Sehwag took a career best five wickets in the absence of fellow spinners Harbhajan Singh and Kumble who left the field with a finger injury. Capitals' coach Ponting had his spirits high ahead of the all-important clash - the IPL 2020 Final. The pair added 63 runs for the final wicket with Ashish Nehra seeing off 54 balls to make sure Ajit Agarkar reached the milestone. 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. 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. When the fast bowlers were reintroduced, the last four wickets fell quickly. Read about Ricky Ponting's career details on Cricbuzz.com ... 2008 . There was a match to win. 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. 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. Ponting lasted 34 balls, before he was caught a short mid-wicket from a Sharma slower ball on 17. Ricky and his wife Rianna have a superstitious liking for the number14. IPL Head Coach Salary: Whether it was Ricky Ponting or Brendon McCullum, Fleming or Anil Kumble, these players were famous in cricket. " After India declared on 3/314 with just over four sessions of play remaining, Australia were bowled out for 195 on the fifth morning, with Ponting's off stump knocked out of the ground by another Sharma off cutter for just 2, as India completed a 320 run victory. Anurag Hegde FOLLOW. 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.". He also found himself in trouble after allegedly elbowing Australia cricketer Shane Watson during a Test match in Delhi in 2008. Ponting's tour started well, scoring a half-century in the second tour match and a century in the opening Test. “Even the best spinners in the world were trying to tie him down in the IPL, but they couldn’t do it,” he said. India were bowled out for 469 on the second day, after Ganguly scored his 16th and last Test century. Michael Hussey scored his ninth Test century before the tourists tail folded. Delhi Capitals will face Mumbai Indians in their maiden appearence in the IPL Final. , The Third Test in Delhi saw India amass 7/613 in its first innings, while Delhi smog—left over from Diwali festivals—created an unusual atmosphere. Legendary cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Jacques Kallis are on that list. Previous matches in the city were played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground and both teams were unsure how the pitch would play, as the match was also the first first-class match to be played at the stadium. Going into the summit clash, four-time champions MI have the psychological advantage over DC, who will appear in their maiden final. 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The only highlight for the Australian was Krejza's 8/215 from 43.5 overs, as India amassed 445. However, there are not many players who are able to achieve the coveted feat throughout their careers. Profile. 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. To an almost bizarre degree, Ponting lost the plot.". However, Ajit Agarkar further said that he would easily swap his hundred at Lord's for what all these legendary cricketers have achieved in their careers. Read about Ricky Ponting's Profile, Latest News, Articles, Career updates only on ESPNcricinfo.com. 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. Ricky Ponting was an extremely aggressive cricketer during his days as the Australian cricket captain Virat Kohli also holds a similar reputation as the captain of India and RCB Kohli and Ponting had an altercation when RCB took on DC in the IPL this season Ponting was more cautious against Sharma than usual, scoring only nine from 26 balls from the tall right-armer quick. 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. In Australia's second innings, Ponting joined Katich in the 13th over, after Hayden was dismissed. In the meantime, captain MS Dhoni and Harbhajan both added half centuries. 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. Having a name on the Lords' honours board is always a special achievement for any cricketing individual, as it is considered as the mecca of cricket. 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. Australia lost by 172 runs to cede the series 2–0. Starting from his carrier:: Ponting is specialist right handed batsman started his international career at the young age of 20. Nevertheless, Ponting turned the first ball from his nemesis off his pads for a boundary. He did not lead the Australian team to victory there in 2004–05 because he missed the first three Tests with injury. Former India all-rounder Ajit Agarkar recently revealed a funny story when he teased former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting. 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. Throughout the first three Tests, Australian bowlers struggled to take wickets, managing 38 wickets at an average of 53.61. There is a great opportunity for us to stand up, and play better cricket than we've played in the first three Test matches." TOP CONTRIBUTOR Modified 11 Nov 2020, 12:43 IST. Ricky Ponting captained the Australian cricket team on their four Test tour of India in 2008–09. Even today, he is associated with IL, but as a coach of different teams. And when they get that opportunity to play for his country, another big honour for them is getting on the 'Lord's Honours Board' by scoring a century or taking a five-fifer at the iconic English venue. Feature. This meant that he was not able to use pace spearhead Brett Lee significantly. Ajit Agarkar scored his maiden international century which could not have been possible without a determined Ashish Nehra at the other end. Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting has promised his premier spinner Ravichandran Ashwin that he would speak to the ICC about imposing a … It was satisfying today." Presumably, it was an attempt to improve an ailing over rate. Going into the summit clash, four-time champion MI has the psychological advantage over DC, who will appear in its maiden final. IPL Head Coach Salary: Whether Ricky Ponting or Brendon McCullum, Fleming or Anil Kumble were these players in the cricket. 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. However, he said it’s always fun to tease a little and added that he was lucky enough to get a hundred at Lord's. , Prior to the Second Test starting on 17 October in Mohali, Australian opening batsman Phil Jaques (who did not play in the opening Test) was sent home after failing to overcome a back injury. 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. When the fast bowlers were re-introduced, the match was beyond Australia's grasp and India were eventual victors. India lost two late Indian wickets on the fourth evening and were reduced to 4/93 on the fifth morning; however the match ended in a tame draw, with the home side declaring on 5/208, setting Australia an unrealistic target of 245 in the final session. , Winning the toss and batting, India reached 5/311 by stumps on the opening day. He made his ODI and Test Debut in the year 1995. The series was the first time Ponting captained the Australians in a full Test series in India. I've been working really hard," Ponting said on his technique. 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. Where it fell down a bit is I didn't communicate those reasons to Brett at 11am when he wanted to bowl. On previous Test tours of India in 1997–98, 2000–01 and 2004–05, Ponting struggled, especially against the off-spin from Harbhajan Singh, who had dismissed him on eight occasions in Tests. The big screen at the ground flashed, "Ponting has been dismissed by Harbhajan eight times in Test cricket." In the home-side's second innings, Ponting was criticised for using part-timers against the free-scoring Indian batsmen after he was informed that he was five overs behind the required over rate, which is penalisable by a fine, or in severe instances, a ban to the captain. Ishant Sharma vs Ricky Ponting: Battle for the WACA, 2008… SHARE. 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 also said that he owes his hundred to Ashish Nehra. In the first innings, Ponting became Harbhajan's 300th Test wicket. This was the tenth occasion he had been dismissed by Harbhajan in Tests. 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. 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