Images: Ricky Ponting's goodbye to cricket

 

The last goodbye: Ricky Ponting acknowledges the ovation from the crowd and players as he walks off the pitch for one last time. Getty Images

 

Ponting walks out to bat in his last Test innings. Getty Images

 

A guard of honour for Punter. Getty Images

 

Fake Santa: Even Santa Claus getting Ponting a bag of runs didn't help the ex-captain score big. Perhaps, there were only eight runs in that bag. Getty Images

 

Ponting got off the mark with a crunching pull shot. Typical, eh? Getty Images

 

After initial jitters and a lot of pitch prodding, Ponting looked more settled and relaxed. Getty Images

 

The final edge: Ponting, who had adjusted well against Dale Steyn, lost his wicket to Robin Peterson as he edged a ball to Jacques Kallis at first slip. Getty Images

 

One exulted as the other trudged off. Ponting's expressions clearly said he wasn't happy with the way he lost his wicket. Getty Images

 

But he walked off to a standing ovation — nothing less than what he deserves. Getty Images


 


Published Date: Dec 03, 2012 11:40 am | Updated Date: Dec 03, 2012 12:06 pm

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