Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting on Friday posted image of the bat with which he performed a knock of 156 towards England within the 2005 Ashes Collection – an innings which he’s “most pleased with” in his complete profession.
“Within the again half of my profession I marked the a whole bunch I made on the deal with of my bats below the grip. That is the bat I used once I made 156 towards England at Manchester within the 2005 Ashes. It is in all probability the innings I am most pleased with from my entire profession,” Ponting mentioned in a tweet together with two photos of the bat.
Within the again half of my profession I marked the a whole bunch I made on the deal with of my bats below the grip.
That is the bat I used once I made 156 towards England at Manchester within the 2005 Ashes. It is in all probability the innings I am most pleased with from my entire profession. pic.twitter.com/Lqft2w9ad9
— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) April 24, 2020
Within the third Check performed in Manchester on the Previous Trafford within the 2005 Ashes collection, Ponting had performed an unbelievable knock courtesy which Australia had been ready to attract the match.
Chasing 423 to win, Australia might handle to succeed in 371/9 on the ultimate day earlier than the match led to a pulsating draw. It was an unbelievable last-wicket partnership between Brett Lee and Glenn McGrath — who remained unbeaten on 18 and 5 — that saved the match for the guests.
England had received that Ashes collection 2-1 towards Australia. Australia had emerged victorious within the opening Check at Lord’s, however then the facet went on to lose the second and fourth Check match.
Ponting had earlier mentioned that 2005 Ashes was probably the most enthralling contests that he has been a part of in his complete profession.
“It was my childhood dream to play some Ashes cricket. I’ve performed in eight or 9 Ashes collection so there are some fond reminiscences after which there are some which aren’t that fond reminiscences,” the previous Australian skipper had mentioned in Instagram video he uploaded after David Warner’s request.
“One such not so fond reminiscence contains the 2005 Ashes collection, the place we had been overwhelmed by Michael Vaughan’s England. It was in all probability one of many all-time nice collection, Vaughan’s workforce was too good. We received the primary Check at Lord’s however then got here the Edgbaston Check, it was one of many all-time nice Checks and we got here up brief, then within the third Check we needed to battle it out for a draw,” he added.