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Watch: Ricky Ponting hands the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy to Pat Cummins | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Australia legend Ricky Ponting handed the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy to Pat Cummins for winning the ICC Men's Cricketer of the Year award 2023.Cummins, Australia's Test and ODI captain, enjoyed an enviably successful 2023 both as captain and player, to win the men's Player of the Year at the ICC Awards that were announced in January.Ponting handed over the trophy to Cummins before the T20 World Cup Super 8 clash between Australia and Bangladesh in Antigua on Friday.Apart from leading Australia to the ODI World Cup title, Cummins also won the World Test Championship title and also retained the urn with a drawn Ashes series in England.Cummins also finished as the sixth highest wicket-taker across formats in 2023. In Tests, he was second only to teammate Nathan Lyon in the wicke...
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Hardik Pandya opens up to Ricky Ponting about his family amid divorce rumours with Natasa Stankovic | Hindi Movie News – Times of India

As the Mumbai Indians grappled with a disappointing season in the IPL 2024, Hardik Pandya's personal life became a hot topic, following rumours of separation from his wife Natasa Stankovic. The rumours sparked when Natasa removed the 'Pandya' surname from her Instagram handle and deleted their wedding photos. However, fans breathed a sigh of relief when she later restored the pictures.Recently, Hardik's comments about his family have also drawn attention. In the lead-up to India's T20 World Cup match against Pakistan, Hardik and several Indian players met with Ricky Ponting. The former Australian captain and current Delhi Capitals coach chatted with his DC teammates Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, and Rishabh Pant before catching up with Hardik.Aleksandar Alex Ilic slams trolls accusing him ...
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‘Very experienced captain…’: Ricky Ponting hails Rohit Sharma after win over Pakistan | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: After the Men in Blue overcame their bitter rivals Pakistan by 6 runs in the T20 World Cup 2024, former Australia captain Ricky Ponting poured praise on India captain Rohit Sharma, stating that he is very 'experienced'.Rohit opened the batting and scored 13 runs off of 12 balls, smashing one four and one six. Rohit was removed by Shaheen Afridi in the third over, hence his knock did not last very long.T20 WORLD CUP: SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLEIn a video posted to the ICC's official Instagram account, Ponting praised Rohit for his "outstanding" captaincy against Pakistan on Sunday. In addition to praising Hardik Pandya, the former cricket player added that he was "outstanding" in the crucial game."Rohit Sharma is a very experienced captain, isn't he? And I just saw him then and sa...
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Why 4-2-4-2 hero Nsubuga of Uganda changed from medium pace to off-spin

Four overs, two maidens, four runs conceded, and two wickets. Franco Nsubuga was only playing his second World Cup game when he eked out the most economical bowling figures in T20 World Cup history. This, to inspire a historic first win for Uganda on Thursday. But at the age of 43, the road to a World Cup debut for the second oldest player in the tournament’s history has taken much longer. Nsubuga may have been new to the World Cups but he’s been a constant name in Ugandan cricket over the past four decades. He made his professional debut in 1996. Or rather, here’s a more revelatory picture of the sport from back then: when Nsubuga went on his first tour, the term T20 was still half-a-decade away from being thrown in the ECB boardrooms. Uganda wasn’t even an ICC-recognized team back the...
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It certainly is about mindset: Ponting on talent-rich India’s global trophy drought

The all-conquering Australia under Ricky Ponting's leadership knew the art of peaking at the right time in global events and the two-time World Cup-winning captain reckons India will need to do the same besides overcoming some mental demons to win an elusive ICC trophy. Cricket's powerhouse India, who last won an ICC trophy in 2013, began their T20 World Cup campaign on an emphatic note in New York on Wednesday, beating Ireland by eight wickets. Speaking to PTI from New York, the 49-year-old Australian great said India are well-placed to end their barren run in ICC events and need to find a way to deal with the enormous pressure that comes with representing a cricket-crazy nation. "You've got to try and keep a clear mind where you can focus on the task at hand rather than thinking too f...
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T20 World Cup: Why Ricky Ponting prefers Babar Azam over Shaheen Afridi as Pakistan captain | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The great Ricky Ponting of Australia feels that with Babar Azam leading the team, Pakistan appears much more entrenched.Babar captained Pakistan in the shortest version of the game for a short while before being reappointed earlier this year, replacing famed pacer Shaheen Afridi.And Ponting believes that with Babar leading the team, Pakistan's chances of duplicating their one title victory from 2009 and improving upon their runner-up result from the most recent T20 World Cup in Australia in 2022 are far greater."Captaincy just sits well with some people and it doesn't sit well with others. We've seen it through the years that some of the best players that have ever played the game have not necessarily made the best captains and the thing that makes some of the very best playe...