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Ricky Ponting (born 19 December 1974,Launceston) is an Australian former-cricketer,and the captain of the Australian Cricket Team from 2004 till 2011 in Tests,2002-2011 in the ODIs.He plays for the Tasmanian Tigers in domestic Australian cricket,Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League,Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premiere League and formerly the Australian cricket team.He is also Australia's leading run scorer and one of the only 4 batsman to have reached 13,000 test runs (others being Sachin Tendulkar,Rahul Dravid and Jacques Kallis).On 29 November 2012 Ponting announced his retirement from Test cricket, the day before he would play in the Perth Test against South Africa. This was his 168th and last Test appearance,he had a batting average of 51.85 in Tests and was the leading run scorer of Australia in Tests.

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