Ricky Ponting Shares Pictures Of His All-Time Favourite Bat

Published 05/19/2020, 1:46 PM EDT


Ricky Ponting, the legendary Australian batsman who continues to hold a record that no one yet has broken. Everyone who admired him knows how much he loves to keep his bats. Recently, he took to Twitter to share the picture of his favourite bat.

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Ricky Ponting shares pictures of his most favourite bat

He used this bat to score five international centuries. In fact, this was the bat that he used to score the two centuries during his 100th Test match. This is a record that only he holds in the entire history of Test Cricket. Furthermore, this was the bat that he used to score 164 runs in the ODI against South Africa. His scoring spree allowed Australia to breach the 400 runs by a team for the first time.

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In the tweet he mentions that he used this bat for as long as possible. Therefore, considering his achievements with the bat, there is high doubts that this will ever go up for auction.

Five international hundreds with this baby, four of them against South Africa. The 120 and 143* were made in my 100th Test at the SCG. And the 164 was made in the famous 434 v 438 ODI at the Wanderers. Used it for as long as I could and as you can see it’s pretty worn out.”

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The former skipper continues to hold the record for highest International centuries among Australian players

The former Australian skipper has scored 27,486 runs during his international career. On top of that, Ricky Ponting has successfully led Australia across all three formats of cricket. Till now, there has been no Australian player who has scored more international centuries than what he has.

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Australia won two World Cups (2003 and 2007) under Ricky Ponting’s captaincy. He was part of the national squad that secured the 1999 World Cup, however, the skipper at that point was Steve Waugh.

 

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