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Ricky Ponting announces retirement from International Cricket

New Delhi 29 November 2012: Former Australian cricket team captain Ricky Ponting has announced his retirement from international cricket after the third Test against South Africa in Perth.

Ricky Ponting nicknamed Punter is considered one of the best batsman in world cricket along with Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara. He has also played in more Test wins than any other cricketer and is the most successful captain of all times with biggest victory percentage.

He made his test debut againsts Srilanka  and One day debut against South Africa during 1995

Test Career
Matches: 167
Innings: 285
Runs: 13366
Highest score: 257
Average: 52.21
50s: 62
100s: 41

ODI Career
Matches: 375
Runs: 13704
Highest score: 164
Average: 42.03
50s: 82
100s: 30

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