A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we look back on the career of Ricky Ponting after he announced his retirement from international cricket.
Ricky Ponting retirement talk has heightened recently due to his loss of form in the Test arena - he had already retired from ODI and T20I cricket and resigned the Test captaincy last year.
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has announced that the upcoming third Test against South Africa in Perth will be his last and he will subsequently retire from international cricket.
Ponting led Australia between 2002 and 2011, guiding the side to two World Cup successes in 2003 and 2007 and overseeing a period of dominance in Test cricket.
A father took his son to a Test match and ignited a passion that would last from Dennis Lillee smacking Tony Greig into the Tavern at Lord's to Kevin Pietersen hammering Brett Lee round The Oval. Shortly after that first Test match the man died, leaving the boy with Geoff Boycott for company. However, the love for a game that he had bequeathed remained, shaping his son, supporting him and giving him experiences he would not otherwise have had.