Ex- Australia skipper Ricky Ponting picked up his domestic cricketer of the year award today, and rapidly batted away rumors about a comeback to the infamous test squad for the Ashes.
Ricky Ponting, who retired from international cricket last November, led the Sheffield Shield with 875 runs at an average of 87.50, including an unbeaten 200 in a recent game.
“International cricket has long passed me by,” Ponting stated, forecasting Australia called “put up a good show” in the 4th and the last test against India after 3 straight defeats. He signed a two-month agreement along with English county Surrey and will be in England when Australia builds up for the Ashes series. Ponting will also play in Mumbai in IPL this season.
Ponting scored 13,378 runs in 168 tests at an average of 51.85. He’s 3rd on the all-time test run-scorers’ list behind Sachin Tendulkar and Raul Dravid.