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Career of Ricky Ponting

<p>Ricky Ponting reacts after he is bowled by South Africa's Dale Steyn at the Adelaide cricket ground during the third day's play of their second cricket test match, in Adelaide November 24, 2012.    REUTERS/Regi Varghese/Files </p>

Ricky Ponting reacts after he is bowled by South Africa's Dale Steyn at the Adelaide cricket ground during the third day's play of their second cricket test match, in Adelaide November 24, 2012. REUTERS/Regi Varghese/Files

Ricky Ponting reacts after he is bowled by South Africa's Dale Steyn at the Adelaide cricket ground during the third day's play of their second cricket test match, in Adelaide November 24, 2012. REUTERS/Regi Varghese/Files

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<p> Ricky Ponting is bowled by South Africa's Jacques Kallis during their second cricket test match at the Adelaide cricket ground November 22, 2012.    REUTERS/Regi Varghese/Files </p>

Ricky Ponting is bowled by South Africa's Jacques Kallis during their second cricket test match at the Adelaide cricket ground November 22, 2012. REUTERS/Regi Varghese/Files

Ricky Ponting is bowled by South Africa's Jacques Kallis during their second cricket test match at the Adelaide cricket ground November 22, 2012. REUTERS/Regi Varghese/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting  plays a shot during the fourth day of their fourth test cricket match against India in Adelaide January 27, 2012.   REUTERS/Brandon Malone/Files </p>

Ricky Ponting plays a shot during the fourth day of their fourth test cricket match against India in Adelaide January 27, 2012. REUTERS/Brandon Malone/Files

Ricky Ponting plays a shot during the fourth day of their fourth test cricket match against India in Adelaide January 27, 2012. REUTERS/Brandon Malone/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting acknowledges spectators after reaching a century during the second cricket test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground January 4, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files </p>

Ricky Ponting acknowledges spectators after reaching a century during the second cricket test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground January 4, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files

Ricky Ponting acknowledges spectators after reaching a century during the second cricket test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground January 4, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting get up after diving across the crease to reach a century during the second cricket test against India, at the Sydney Cricket Ground January 4, 2012.   REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files   </p>

Ricky Ponting get up after diving across the crease to reach a century during the second cricket test against India, at the Sydney Cricket Ground January 4, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files

Ricky Ponting get up after diving across the crease to reach a century during the second cricket test against India, at the Sydney Cricket Ground January 4, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting makes a delivery to AB de Villiers of South Africa during the third day of the second test in Johannesburg, November 19, 2011. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/Files </p>

Ricky Ponting makes a delivery to AB de Villiers of South Africa during the third day of the second test in Johannesburg, November 19, 2011. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/Files

Ricky Ponting makes a delivery to AB de Villiers of South Africa during the third day of the second test in Johannesburg, November 19, 2011. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting plays a shot during a practice session in Port Elizabeth, October 22, 2011. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/Files</p>

Ricky Ponting plays a shot during a practice session in Port Elizabeth, October 22, 2011. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/Files

Ricky Ponting plays a shot during a practice session in Port Elizabeth, October 22, 2011. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting is hit by a ball during their first one-day international (ODI) cricket match against South Africa in Centurion October 19, 2011. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/Files </p>

Ricky Ponting is hit by a ball during their first one-day international (ODI) cricket match against South Africa in Centurion October 19, 2011. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/Files

Ricky Ponting is hit by a ball during their first one-day international (ODI) cricket match against South Africa in Centurion October 19, 2011. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting stretches during a practice session ahead of their second One Day International (ODI) cricket match against Sri Lanka in Suriyawewa August 13, 2011. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/Files </p>

Ricky Ponting stretches during a practice session ahead of their second One Day International (ODI) cricket match against Sri Lanka in Suriyawewa August 13, 2011. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/Files

Ricky Ponting stretches during a practice session ahead of their second One Day International (ODI) cricket match against Sri Lanka in Suriyawewa August 13, 2011. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting looks up during a news conference on his arrival at Sydney airport March 27, 2011.     REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files</p>

Ricky Ponting looks up during a news conference on his arrival at Sydney airport March 27, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files

Ricky Ponting looks up during a news conference on his arrival at Sydney airport March 27, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting reacts during a photo opportunity in support of the McGrath Foundation during a team practice session at the Sydney Cricket Ground January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files</p>

Ricky Ponting reacts during a photo opportunity in support of the McGrath Foundation during a team practice session at the Sydney Cricket Ground January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files

Ricky Ponting reacts during a photo opportunity in support of the McGrath Foundation during a team practice session at the Sydney Cricket Ground January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting is seen on the field during the first day of the fourth Ashes cricket test against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground December 26, 2010. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas/Files </p>

Ricky Ponting is seen on the field during the first day of the fourth Ashes cricket test against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground December 26, 2010. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas/Files

Ricky Ponting is seen on the field during the first day of the fourth Ashes cricket test against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground December 26, 2010. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting (R) hits a shot during the first day of their first test cricket match against India in Mohali October 1, 2010.  REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Files</p>

Ricky Ponting (R) hits a shot during the first day of their first test cricket match against India in Mohali October 1, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Files

Ricky Ponting (R) hits a shot during the first day of their first test cricket match against India in Mohali October 1, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting bats in the nets during a practice session in Mohali September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files </p>

Ricky Ponting bats in the nets during a practice session in Mohali September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files

Ricky Ponting bats in the nets during a practice session in Mohali September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting (R) walks to attend a practice session as an Indian security personnel stands guard at a stadium in Chandigarh September 21, 2010. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files </p>

Ricky Ponting (R) walks to attend a practice session as an Indian security personnel stands guard at a stadium in Chandigarh September 21, 2010. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files

Ricky Ponting (R) walks to attend a practice session as an Indian security personnel stands guard at a stadium in Chandigarh September 21, 2010. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting catches a ball during a training session before the second cricket test match against Pakistan at Headingley Carnegie cricket ground in Leeds July 19, 2010. REUTERS/Philip Brown/Files</p>

Ricky Ponting catches a ball during a training session before the second cricket test match against Pakistan at Headingley Carnegie cricket ground in Leeds July 19, 2010. REUTERS/Philip Brown/Files

Ricky Ponting catches a ball during a training session before the second cricket test match against Pakistan at Headingley Carnegie cricket ground in Leeds July 19, 2010. REUTERS/Philip Brown/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting, seen through the viewfinder of a television camera, speaks during a news conference before the first cricket test match against Pakistan at Lord's cricket ground in London July 12, 2010. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/Files</p>

Ricky Ponting, seen through the viewfinder of a television camera, speaks during a news conference before the first cricket test match against Pakistan at Lord's cricket ground in London July 12, 2010. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/Files

Ricky Ponting, seen through the viewfinder of a television camera, speaks during a news conference before the first cricket test match against Pakistan at Lord's cricket ground in London July 12, 2010. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting prepares to hit the ball watched by England's Craig Kieswetter (R) during the fourth one-day international cricket match at the Oval cricket ground in London June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Philip Brown/Files </p>

Ricky Ponting prepares to hit the ball watched by England's Craig Kieswetter (R) during the fourth one-day international cricket match at the Oval cricket ground in London June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Philip Brown/Files

Ricky Ponting prepares to hit the ball watched by England's Craig Kieswetter (R) during the fourth one-day international cricket match at the Oval cricket ground in London June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Philip Brown/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting and the Australian team celebrate with the Natwest trophy after the series finished 6-1 after the seventh one-day international cricket match was won by England at the Riverside, Chester-le-Street, England on September 20, 2009. REUTERS/Philip Brown/Files</p>

Ricky Ponting and the Australian team celebrate with the Natwest trophy after the series finished 6-1 after the seventh one-day international cricket match was won by England at the Riverside, Chester-le-Street, England on September 20, 2009....more

Ricky Ponting and the Australian team celebrate with the Natwest trophy after the series finished 6-1 after the seventh one-day international cricket match was won by England at the Riverside, Chester-le-Street, England on September 20, 2009. REUTERS/Philip Brown/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting is run out by a direct throw from Andrew Flintoff of England (not pictured) during the fifth Ashes test cricket match at The Oval in London August 23, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Files </p>

Ricky Ponting is run out by a direct throw from Andrew Flintoff of England (not pictured) during the fifth Ashes test cricket match at The Oval in London August 23, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Files

Ricky Ponting is run out by a direct throw from Andrew Flintoff of England (not pictured) during the fifth Ashes test cricket match at The Oval in London August 23, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting watches the ball during training before their third Ashes cricket test match against England at Edgbaston cricket ground, Birmingham July 28, 2009. REUTERS/Philip Brown/Files </p>

Ricky Ponting watches the ball during training before their third Ashes cricket test match against England at Edgbaston cricket ground, Birmingham July 28, 2009. REUTERS/Philip Brown/Files

Ricky Ponting watches the ball during training before their third Ashes cricket test match against England at Edgbaston cricket ground, Birmingham July 28, 2009. REUTERS/Philip Brown/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting drives a cart during an Ashes Golf Challenge at Stoke Park Club in Buckinghamshire, July 21, 2009. REUTERS/Philip Brown/Files</p>

Ricky Ponting drives a cart during an Ashes Golf Challenge at Stoke Park Club in Buckinghamshire, July 21, 2009. REUTERS/Philip Brown/Files

Ricky Ponting drives a cart during an Ashes Golf Challenge at Stoke Park Club in Buckinghamshire, July 21, 2009. REUTERS/Philip Brown/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting (R) is bowled out by England's Graeme Swann as Matthew Prior watches during the fourth day of the third Ashes cricket test match at Edgbaston in Birmingham, central England August 2, 2009. REUTERS/Darren Staples/Files </p>

Ricky Ponting (R) is bowled out by England's Graeme Swann as Matthew Prior watches during the fourth day of the third Ashes cricket test match at Edgbaston in Birmingham, central England August 2, 2009. REUTERS/Darren Staples/Files

Ricky Ponting (R) is bowled out by England's Graeme Swann as Matthew Prior watches during the fourth day of the third Ashes cricket test match at Edgbaston in Birmingham, central England August 2, 2009. REUTERS/Darren Staples/Files

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<p>England captain Andrew Strauss (L) and Australian captain Ricky Ponting walk onto the field for the coin toss before the start of the first Ashes cricket test match in Cardiff, Wales July 8, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN SPORT CRICKET)</p>

England captain Andrew Strauss (L) and Australian captain Ricky Ponting walk onto the field for the coin toss before the start of the first Ashes cricket test match in Cardiff, Wales July 8, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN SPORT CRICKET) more

England captain Andrew Strauss (L) and Australian captain Ricky Ponting walk onto the field for the coin toss before the start of the first Ashes cricket test match in Cardiff, Wales July 8, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN SPORT CRICKET)

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<p>Ricky Ponting (L) with an Ashes urn replica and England's captain Andrew Strauss with the npower trophy pose before the first Ashes Test at Cardiff, Wales July 7, 2009. REUTERS/Philip Brown/Files</p>

Ricky Ponting (L) with an Ashes urn replica and England's captain Andrew Strauss with the npower trophy pose before the first Ashes Test at Cardiff, Wales July 7, 2009. REUTERS/Philip Brown/Files

Ricky Ponting (L) with an Ashes urn replica and England's captain Andrew Strauss with the npower trophy pose before the first Ashes Test at Cardiff, Wales July 7, 2009. REUTERS/Philip Brown/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting attends a practice session in Hyderabad October 1, 2008. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder/Files</p>

Ricky Ponting attends a practice session in Hyderabad October 1, 2008. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder/Files

Ricky Ponting attends a practice session in Hyderabad October 1, 2008. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting arrives to attend a cricket practice session in Bangalore October 7, 2008. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe/Files </p>

Ricky Ponting arrives to attend a cricket practice session in Bangalore October 7, 2008. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe/Files

Ricky Ponting arrives to attend a cricket practice session in Bangalore October 7, 2008. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting holds the Worrell Trophy after defeating the West Indies on the final day of their third cricket test in Bridgetown, Barbados June 16, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark/Files </p>

Ricky Ponting holds the Worrell Trophy after defeating the West Indies on the final day of their third cricket test in Bridgetown, Barbados June 16, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark/Files

Ricky Ponting holds the Worrell Trophy after defeating the West Indies on the final day of their third cricket test in Bridgetown, Barbados June 16, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark/Files

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<p>Cricket fans sleep in the stands during the fourth day of the second cricket test between Australia and west Indies in St. John's, Antigua June 2, 2008. In the foreground is Australia captain Ricky Ponting. REUTERS/Andy Clark/Files</p>

Cricket fans sleep in the stands during the fourth day of the second cricket test between Australia and west Indies in St. John's, Antigua June 2, 2008. In the foreground is Australia captain Ricky Ponting. REUTERS/Andy Clark/Files

Cricket fans sleep in the stands during the fourth day of the second cricket test between Australia and west Indies in St. John's, Antigua June 2, 2008. In the foreground is Australia captain Ricky Ponting. REUTERS/Andy Clark/Files

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<p>Indian cricket fans burn a newspaper clipping of Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting during a protest in Jammu January 7, 2008.  REUTERS/Amit Gupta/Files </p>

Indian cricket fans burn a newspaper clipping of Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting during a protest in Jammu January 7, 2008. REUTERS/Amit Gupta/Files

Indian cricket fans burn a newspaper clipping of Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting during a protest in Jammu January 7, 2008. REUTERS/Amit Gupta/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting celebrates winning the second test cricket match against India in Sydney January 6, 2008. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files</p>

Ricky Ponting celebrates winning the second test cricket match against India in Sydney January 6, 2008. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files

Ricky Ponting celebrates winning the second test cricket match against India in Sydney January 6, 2008. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting (L) and Adam Gilchrist hold the Warne-Muralitharan Trophy after defeating Sri Lanka in Hobart November 20, 2007. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas/Files</p>

Ricky Ponting (L) and Adam Gilchrist hold the Warne-Muralitharan Trophy after defeating Sri Lanka in Hobart November 20, 2007. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas/Files

Ricky Ponting (L) and Adam Gilchrist hold the Warne-Muralitharan Trophy after defeating Sri Lanka in Hobart November 20, 2007. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting attends a cricket training session in Vadodara, about 110 km (68 miles) south from of Ahmedabad October 10, 2007. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files</p>

Ricky Ponting attends a cricket training session in Vadodara, about 110 km (68 miles) south from of Ahmedabad October 10, 2007. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

Ricky Ponting attends a cricket training session in Vadodara, about 110 km (68 miles) south from of Ahmedabad October 10, 2007. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting speaks to the media after he was named Cricketer of the Year and Captain of the Year at the International Cricket Council (ICC) Awards ceremony in Johannesburg September 10, 2007. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/Files</p>

Ricky Ponting speaks to the media after he was named Cricketer of the Year and Captain of the Year at the International Cricket Council (ICC) Awards ceremony in Johannesburg September 10, 2007. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/Files

Ricky Ponting speaks to the media after he was named Cricketer of the Year and Captain of the Year at the International Cricket Council (ICC) Awards ceremony in Johannesburg September 10, 2007. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/Files

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<p>Captain Ricky Ponting and his wife Rianna pose with the World Cup trophy during the Australian World Cup cricket team breakfast at the Sydney Cricket Ground Members Dining Room in Sydney May 3, 2007.REUTERS/Corey Davis/Pool/Files</p>

Captain Ricky Ponting and his wife Rianna pose with the World Cup trophy during the Australian World Cup cricket team breakfast at the Sydney Cricket Ground Members Dining Room in Sydney May 3, 2007.REUTERS/Corey Davis/Pool/Files

Captain Ricky Ponting and his wife Rianna pose with the World Cup trophy during the Australian World Cup cricket team breakfast at the Sydney Cricket Ground Members Dining Room in Sydney May 3, 2007.REUTERS/Corey Davis/Pool/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting, Glenn McGrath and Adam Gilchrist pose for photographers with the Cricket World Cup trophy in Bridgetown April 29, 2007. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files</p>

Ricky Ponting, Glenn McGrath and Adam Gilchrist pose for photographers with the Cricket World Cup trophy in Bridgetown April 29, 2007. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

Ricky Ponting, Glenn McGrath and Adam Gilchrist pose for photographers with the Cricket World Cup trophy in Bridgetown April 29, 2007. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting plays a shot as New Zealand wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum (R) attempts to field the ball during their World Cup cricket Super Eights match in St. George's April 20, 2007. REUTERS/Simon Baker/Files</p>

Ricky Ponting plays a shot as New Zealand wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum (R) attempts to field the ball during their World Cup cricket Super Eights match in St. George's April 20, 2007. REUTERS/Simon Baker/Files

Ricky Ponting plays a shot as New Zealand wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum (R) attempts to field the ball during their World Cup cricket Super Eights match in St. George's April 20, 2007. REUTERS/Simon Baker/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting casts a shadow as he bats in the nets at a team training session in St. George's during the World Cup cricket tournament on Grenada April 19, 2007. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files </p>

Ricky Ponting casts a shadow as he bats in the nets at a team training session in St. George's during the World Cup cricket tournament on Grenada April 19, 2007. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files

Ricky Ponting casts a shadow as he bats in the nets at a team training session in St. George's during the World Cup cricket tournament on Grenada April 19, 2007. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files

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<p>Ricky Ponting (2nd L) holds aloft the Ashes trophy as he is surrounded by his team mates after they won the fifth and final Ashes cricket test against England to win the series 5-0 at the Sydney Cricket Ground January 5, 2007. REUTERS/David Gray/Files</p>

Ricky Ponting (2nd L) holds aloft the Ashes trophy as he is surrounded by his team mates after they won the fifth and final Ashes cricket test against England to win the series 5-0 at the Sydney Cricket Ground January 5, 2007. REUTERS/David...more

Ricky Ponting (2nd L) holds aloft the Ashes trophy as he is surrounded by his team mates after they won the fifth and final Ashes cricket test against England to win the series 5-0 at the Sydney Cricket Ground January 5, 2007. REUTERS/David Gray/Files

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