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Ricky Ponting vows to ensure cricket legacy of ‘teacher’ Shane Warne continues

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting plans to ensure Shane Warne’s legacy lives on through the new generation of cricketers by passing on the things he learned from the spin great.Warne died in Thailand on Friday at the age of 52 after suffering a suspected heart attack.The former leg-spinner took 708 Test wickets, the second-highest ever, in 145 Tests and is generally considered one of the best players in history.“He was a teacher through his commentary and I’ve seen hundreds of photos over the last 24 hours of all the spinners he worked with,” said Ponting, a long-time teammate who captained...
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Rod Marsh: Ricky Ponting and Pat Cummins lead tributes to ‘colossal figure’

Tributes have poured in for Rod Marsh following the death of the esteemed former Australia wicketkeeper at the age of 74.Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting admitted he was “devastated” by the news while incumbent skipper Pat Cummins labelled Marsh a “colossal figure” whose passing has left a “massive void”.Marsh, who had been in critical condition after suffering a heart attack in Queensland last week and died on Friday morning, featured in 96 Tests between 1970 and 1984 and was renowned as one of the greatest behind the stumps.We are deeply saddened by the passing of Rod Marsh. A brilliant wicketkeeper...
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Nasser Hussain: Why Ricky Ponting or Justin Langer would fit as England's next head coach

Silverwood and former managing director Ashley Giles were both sacked this week, following England's 4-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia, with Graham Thorpe also leaving his position as assistant coach. Langer is a possible to contender to replace Silverwood, with interim managing director of England men's cricket Sir Andrew Strauss refusing...
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Ricky Ponting damns England as worst performing team to tour Australia

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has labelled England the worst performing team to tour his country following their humbling Ashes campaign. Australia have guaranteed retention of the urn inside 12 days of cricket – England spent longer in quarantine before the start of the tour – as an innings-and-14-run win in Melbourne moved them into an unassailable 3-0 lead.
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Ricky Ponting labels England the worst team he’s seen tour Australia

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has labelled England’s ragtag bunch the worst performing team to tour Down Under following their humbling Ashes campaign.Australia have guaranteed retention of the urn inside 12 days of cricket – England spent longer in quarantine before the start of the tour – as an innings-and-14-run win at Melbourne moved them into an unassailable 3-0 lead.The tourists’ collapse to 68 all out in the second innings of the Boxing Day Test was labelled “embarrassing” by a couple of former players and Ponting believes many of their batters are not up to scratch at the highest...
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