2 World Records of Ricky Ponting Which Might Never Be Broken

Ricky Ponting was one of the greatest batsmen ever to play the game. He was known for his immense contribution to Australian cricket as a batsman and captain during the playing days of his career.

Popularly known as “Punter”, Ricky Ponting thrived as a batsman and captain for the Australian cricket team. Ricky Ponting was one of the very few cricketers who scored more than 13,000 runs in Tests and ODIs.

The former Australian captain scored 13378 runs in the longest format of the game including 41 tons and 62 fifties at an average of 51.9. On the other hand, he scored 13,704 runs in ODIs at an average of 42 including 30 centuries and 82 fifties.

Ricky Ponting is third on the list of cricketers in terms of the number of international centuries scored. Notably, he has slammed 71 centuries to his name. Let’s take a glimpse at two world records of Ricky Ponting that might never be broken in the future.

1. Most ICC trophies

Ricky Ponting was the greatest captain ever to play the game. Under his captaincy, the Australian cricket team became a powerhouse in international cricket. Notably, Ricky Ponting holds the world record of winning the most ICC titles in men’s cricket.

Under his tutelage, the Australian cricket team won ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2003, ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2003, ICC Champions Trophy 2006 and ICC Champions Trophy 2009 respectively.

2. Most successful captain in international cricket

Ricky Ponting thoroughly enjoyed winning most games as a captain and player. He is the most successful skipper in international cricket history, with a record 220 wins in 324 matches with a staggering winning rate of 67.91%.

Notably, he is also the only cricketer in history to be involved in 100 Test wins from 160 Tests. Moreover, he was also involved in the most ODI wins as a player. He has won 262 games out of 360 ODIs.

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