Ricky Ponting Masterclass: Episode 3 – The Leader of Legends
Last Updated: 19/07/14 8:12pm
Our ‘Ricky Ponting Masterclass’ series continued with ‘Episode 3 – The Leader of Legends’.
In this episode - on air during the second Test between England and India at Lord's - Ricky explained his front-foot technique and his rise to the Australia ODI and Test captaincy.
Ponting, who called time on a record-breaking international career in December 2012, captained Australia to an unprecedented 220 victories, won the Ashes five times and the World Cup three times.
Earlier this summer, we spent a day with the legend to find out what made him so special and get his reflections on his stellar career.
In 'Episode 2 - Inside the Baggy Green' - watch the video here - Ricky talks us through how he played and developed his signature shot, the pull, complete with demonstration in the indoor school at Lord's.
He also explains to Ian Ward how his game and career evolved to the point where he became a key player for the all-conquering Australia Test side.
In ‘Episode 1 – The Making for a Run Machine’ - watch the video here - we went back to Ponting’s roots to find out where his love of cricket came from and his earliest memories of The Ashes.
We also join him in the nets in the indoor school at Lord’s to get his thoughts on his own set-up, including stance and pick-up, his batting routines and techniques for keeping his mind clear at the crease.
From his early days in Tasmania through to becoming one of cricket’s all-time greats, this is Ricky’s story in his own words…