The Bradman Foundation acknowledges Ricky Ponting’s significant contribution to cricket following his decision to retire from the Test arena.
As the Foundation’s ‘International Ambassador’, the Foundation would like to thank Ricky for all his work on behalf of the Foundation and wishes him well for the future both on and off the cricket field.
Ricky Ponting’s achievements in cricket are astronomical and he can be considered as the most successful Australian batsman behind Sir Donald Bradman. He is second only to Sachin Tendulkar in the most Test runs of any player (13,336). He has scored 41 Test centuries, the third-highest player in history to do so. Six of those are double centuries, making him fifth on the ladder headed by Sir Donald Bradman (12).
The Foundation wishes Ricky best of luck to enhance his already impressive record in the forthcoming Perth Test match against South Africa – his 168th.