Sport Ricky Ponting dreams of an Australian cricket comeback

11:37  13 february  2018
11:37  13 february  2018 Source:   Sporting News

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Arguably Australia 's greatest player since Sir Donald Bradman, Ricky Ponting , still dreams of wearing the baggy green.

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Ricky Ponting holding a sign posing for the camera© Provided by Sportal com au Arguably Australia's greatest player since Sir Donald Bradman, Ricky Ponting, still dreams of wearing the baggy green.

The former Aussie skipper was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Allan Border Medal awards on Monday night, along with former all-rounder Karen Rolton and batsman Norm O'Neill.

But the 43-year-old revealed he greatly missed the game.

“Still to this day now, a few nights a week I go to bed and I have this dream about making a comeback and I’m picked in the Australian team,” Ponting said.

“But I get to the ground, making my comeback, and I go through the warm-up and go back into the change room and when it’s my turn to bat, I haven’t got a bat.

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Its really sad day for the Australian cricket .The man( Ricky Ponting ) who made the Australian cricket to rule the world for a decade is been finally asked to step down from the captaincy.I think Cricket Best captain ever Hopefully he wil comeback strong like Sachin to shut critics like ian chappell .

Ricky Ponting , the most uncompromising player of his generation, grew into Australia 's most successful run-maker and only sits below Bradman in the country's overall ratings. His decision to retire from international cricket came after he scored only 20 runs in three innings in the first two Tests.

“Every day of my junior career or whatever it was, I always had a bat and when I had a bat, I knew I was safe and I knew I could do something and achieve something - but those days finish and they go pretty quickly.

“Here we are now, nearly five years after I retired and it’s gone just like that.

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We need Sachin always to even dream of qualifying for semi finals in W.cup 2015. In spite of his recent one day form slump Ricky Ponting 's exemplary service to Australian cricket over the past Ricky Ponting is one hell of a cricketer and should be remembered for as long as the game is played.

“It was only a couple of days ago down in Hobart I was talking to one of your young guys in the T20 team, Alex Carey, about (how) I played the first-class game for 21 years and it felt like it was 20 minutes.”

In his illustrious career, Punter played 168 Test matches, 375 ODIsand 17 T2OIs.

Overall he amassed 27,483 runs for his country and hit 71 centuries.

He also holds the record for the most Test victories as captain with 48, ahead of Steve Waugh on 41 and Allan Border on 32.

Australia adores you, Ricky.

Who wouldn't want to see the man make a comeback?

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