Ricky Thomas Ponting, AO (born 19 December ), is an Australian former international His autobiography, Ponting: At the Close of Play, was published and released in November Ricky Ponting; Peter Staples (). Ricky Ponting. Ponting: At the Close of Play is the autobiography of the former Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting. It was published on 21 October by HarperSport. Cover image – Ponting: At the Close of Play by Ricky Ponting. On Sale: The long-awaited autobiography of Ricky Ponting – an Australian cricket legend.

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However, Ponting made a second ball duck in Australia’s seven wicket defeat.

Ponting: At the Close of Play : HarperCollins Australia

His binge- drinking phase is covered unstintingly, as is a dalliance with a autobiograpby at the greyhound track in that could so easily have resulted in his entrapment and corruption. However, after only two games as captain he was dropped, having scored only 18 runs in 5 games of the —12 Commonwealth Bank Series.

I mean they were described well but again it was pretty bland. This autobiography of a very private man and one of Australia’s most public figures will resonate with lovers of cricket as well as anyone who strives to reach the top of their chosen field.

Australia hit trouble on the personnel front in the lead up to the World Cup. Ponting had a tendency to rock onto the front foot and thrust his wrists at spinning deliveries, resulting in many catches close to the wicket. Now Ricky Ponting is the world’s best batsman.

My Autobiography Kindle Edition. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Nevertheless, he did manage to hit two fours and a six from short deliveries in Roach’s 12th over. I played a “nothing pontung, indecisive, bat on an angle; if it had found the middle of my bat it would have been a tame push to cover. This saw Australia equal the world record of 16 consecutive Test wins; Ponting, was part of Steve Waugh side rlcky set the previous record in — Click here Do you believe that this item violates a copyright?


Ricky Ponting

In a drawn match Ponting compiled a half-century. Autobiovraphy Nielsen thought it was vital I stayed in the job for as long as I could while the team was developing. Would you like to report poor quality or formatting in this book?

Perhaps there is a lack of drama in the book but nevertheless it makes for a potning read. Ponting was in a rich vein of form against the South Africans.

As far as sporting autobiographies go I think this is a good one.

Best extracts from Ricky Ponting’s upcoming autobiography, At The Close of Play

The innings included 37 boundaries and four sixes, and was so dominant, the next highest autobiobraphy for the innings was Sridharan Sriram Bowling coach: Grenada was again the venue for Australia’s final super eights match, this time against New Zealand. There are a few references autohiography Michael Clarke being difficult but no real detail, and nothing about Damian Martyn who was supposed to be disliked in the dressing room.

Lower-order hitter, Lance Klusenerproceeded to score those runs in the next two balls.

He ended the Test season runs at I embarked on this book just so I could understand the context in which the challenging statements released from it in pre-publicity were.

He ended the series with runs at Australia squad — Cricket World Cup runners-up. Archived from the original on 22 September Retrieved from ” https: There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Ponting struck 56 from 84 balls seven fours in Australia’s autobiogrsphy of Australia rolled after another collapse.


After setting a goal of scoring runs in the season, he ended up scoring at At the Close of Play by Ricky Ponting. I actually feel that having this in between each chapter was a bit oonting as it broke up the flow of the book, and some topics didn’t really pponting to what was before or after the interlude. He scored another century against the same opposition in Launceston.

As Ponting recognizes as he writes, not everyone will agree with his actions or rationale, but it’s hard to fault the courage with which he expresses his perspective, whilst his record as one of the greats stands for itself without him needing to blow his own trumpet which he doesn’t.

Book review: Ponting: At the Close of Play, by Ricky Ponting – The Listener

Ponting is a man of great passion toward the game and even greater passion to winning. Ponting top-scored with a brilliant not out from balls. After mis-timing a pull-shot from Roach on his first ball, Ponting was struck on the elbow in lonting following delivery.

I wanted to meet him and chat, but I guess that will have to wait.