The last time Ricky Pontings mind flicked, it was at the 2014 World Cup in England.
Ponting was playing for Australia, and the team was in its second Test series.
He had just made his Test debut, and had just been bowled by Ricky Ponties old Test captain, Shane Watson.
It was the last time Ponting could remember feeling so happy.
He was a young, ambitious, and hungry man, with a huge ambition to be the first Australian to play Test cricket.
But what was happening in front of him was a different story.
“I was playing a very good match and I had bowled a lot of balls in the last few overs,” Ponting told ESPNcricinfo.
“The ball had hit the stumps and I bowled it out and the ball was just flying straight up the ground and I thought, ‘This is going to be a one man show’.” Ponting didn’t know how many balls he had bowlled, and didn’t have the numbers to confirm it, but he knew it was over before he had even finished his third delivery.
Pontings batting in Australia had been a disaster.
It had cost him his Test career, and in the years that followed, he felt betrayed by the players who had thrown him so much effort in the first place.
But now, when he was a World Cup veteran, he had the chance to put the game out of his misery.
Ponty had made it his mission to change the way Australians thought about their Test cricket – a mission he carried out for a decade and a half.
He changed the way Australian cricket was seen, and he changed the minds of his players, with the help of the Test captain who helped him change the game.
“We have got to be more focused on the way we play the game, the way our captain should play the match, and we have got an incredible batting team,” Ponty said.
“And that’s where I’ve been working for the last 10 years.”
Ponty was born in Melbourne, but spent his childhood in Adelaide.
He played rugby league at the age of 15, and became a member of the Western Sydney Wanderers, but never played a Test match.
His love of cricket was evident to anyone who knew him, but it was a love that was overshadowed by the fact that he was an extremely private man.
Pontys family was one of the richest in Australia, but his parents were extremely strict.
“He had a strict family, a strict upbringing,” said Ponty’s father, Chris Ponty.
He could play cricket at the local level, but not at the level of the public level. “
They didn’t allow him to play in the public schools in his town, so we had to live in the suburbs.
I was allowed to get out of the house, but I had to wear a shirt that said ‘Football is for the children’. “
When I was younger I was playing football and rugby league, and I wasn’t allowed to play football.
Pontys dad was also a cricket enthusiast, but Ponty didn’t play any cricket at all for most of his life. “
He was allowed out of school but he had a curfew of two hours a day.”
Pontys dad was also a cricket enthusiast, but Ponty didn’t play any cricket at all for most of his life.
“One day I was a bit of a kid, I was getting bored of playing football, and then I got a cricket ball and I took it out on the field and I started bowling, and that’s when I started to become a good player,” Ponties father said.
Ponties cricket career changed in 1994 Ponty became a cricket captain for the Melbourne Thunder and then, in 1996, he became the first player in Australian cricket history to bowl over 50 centuries in Test cricket, winning a Test 100 against New Zealand.
“It was a huge change for me,” Pontys father said of his new role.
“That’s when he started to have the confidence to try and play in Test matches.
He is one of my biggest supporters.” “
His cricket career has taken off in the past few years, but my dad has been very supportive.
He is one of my biggest supporters.”
Ponties new life in Test Test cricket In 2015, Ponty announced that he would retire from Test cricket after the 2019 World Cup.
Pontying has been in the spotlight since then, having played for Australia at the World Cup and the Ashes, and was one reason why Ponting decided to retire.
“You look at what Ricky has achieved in the Test game,” Pontying told ESPN.
“From being a bowler, to being an attacking batsman, to winning a World T20 title, it’s really been amazing