Ricky Ponting Masterclass: Watch Sky Sports' Ashes pundit in action
Former Australia captain on England, the pull shot and playing spin...
Last Updated: 10/06/15 11:04am
Ricky Ponting will join Sky Sports' commentary team for this summer's Ashes series - but that won't be the first time we get inside the mind of the former Australia skipper.
Ponting - who scored 41 hundreds and 13378 runs in his 168 Tests - spent time with Sky Sports' Ian Ward last summer to discuss his stellar career and talk through batting and fielding drills.
The Tasmanian captained Australia to an unprecedented 220 victories, won the Ashes five times and the World Cup on three occasions, so there are few people better placed to talk about the game.
The Masterclass was divided into five parts - which are all available to watch On Demand - with each episode focusing on a different aspect of the batsman’s career…
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.
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.
In 'Episode 3 - The Leader of Legends' - watch the video here - Ricky explains his front-foot technique and his rise to the Australia ODI and Test captaincy.
In 'Episode 4 - In the Spotlight' - watch the video here - we gain in insight into Ricky's game against spin and how his career developed as Australia continued to dominate world cricket.
In 'Episode 5 - On Top of the World' - watch the video here - Ricky explains his approaches to Test and ODI batting, his World Cup record as captain, and why he worked harder on his fielding than his batting
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...
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