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Ricky Ponting Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : October 19, 2020

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Short Biography

Ricky Ponting was born on 19-12-1974 in Launceston in the state of Tasmania, Australia. He is an Australian Cricket Coach, Cricket Commentator & former Cricket Player.

Other Name: Ricky Thomas Ponting, Ricky Thomas Ponting AO, Ricky Ponting AO, Punter, Chuck E, Cheese
Other Professions: Cricket Commentator Cricket Player

Ricky Ponting Complete Bio & Career

Ricky Ponting is arguably the best player that Australia has ever produced and the world has ever seen. He is the only player who has been a part of three world cup win out of which he was a captain in two of those world cups. It was during his captaincy that Australian cricket scaled new highs and was arguably invincible.

His arrogance on the field though drew a lot of criticism. However, in his 17 years of cricketing career, he enjoyed success which not many have enjoyed. He is not just the highest run-getter for Australia in Tests and ODIs but also the captain who has the maximum number of wins under his belt. His cover drive and pull-short were a treat to watch and his inning of 140 against India in 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup final remained the highlight of his career. He scored over 13000 runs in both the formats. The only dark shade in his career was that he became the only Australian captain who led his side to three Ashes defeats. Otherwise, his career had more silver linings than rough patches. He to date is the only player who has been a part of 100 wins in Test matches. After a poor show at 2011, World Cup and a poor home series against the touring South Africans made him hang his boots. After retirement though he kept playing in the Big Bash League and IPL. After retiring completely, he served as the coach of IPL team Mumbai Indians for two years. He is currently seen commentating. He released his autobiography titled ‘At the Close of Play’ in 2013 and drew a lot of criticism. 

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Ricky Ponting Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Graeme Ponting and Lorraine Ponting. He has three siblings including Drew Ponting and Renee Ponting. On 22-06-2002, he married Rianna Jennifer Cantor. The couple is blessed with two daughters named Emmy Charlotte Ponting and Matisse Ellie Ponting and a son named Fletcher William Ponting.

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Body Measurements

Chest Size 40
Biceps Size 13
Waist Size 30
Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Launceston, Tasmania
Nationality Australian
Religion Christian
Address Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Playing Golf and Writing
Marital Status Married
Debut Test - 8 December 1995 v Sri Lanka
ODI - 15 February 1995 v South Africa
Net Worth $65Million


Favorite Sport Cricket

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Ricky Ponting

  • He was contracted by bat manufacturer Kookaburra in 1986 and was contracted with them till his retirement in 2012.
  • Prior to cricket, he was playing Australian Rules football but after an injury, he never played the sport again.
  • He to date is the youngest Australian to score a first-class hundred.
  • He was given the nickname Punter by his teammate Shane Warne.
  • He also published a couple of books during his playing days like Geoff Armstrong and Brian Murgatroyd.

Ricky Ponting Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

49 years, 6months, 29 days old age Ricky Ponting will turn 50 on 19 December, 2024. Only 5 months, 10 hours,7 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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