Shane Warner gave me nickname 'punter', says former Australia captain Ricky Ponting

It was his teammate and spin wizard Shane Warne who gave Ricky Ponting the nickname "punter" for putting bets on dog races, the former Australia captain said

Press Trust of India, Jan 27, 2020 21:59:48 IST

Melbourne: It was his teammate and spin wizard Shane Warne who gave Ricky Ponting the nickname "punter" for putting bets on dog races, the former Australia captain said on Monday.

Shane Warner gave me nickname punter, says former Australia captain Ricky Ponting

File image of Ricky Ponting. Reuters

"We were getting paid $40 a month when we were living at the cricket academy in 1990. I used to go to the TAB to have a bet on the dogs and @ShaneWarne gave me the nickname," Ponting said in a tweet in reply to a fan's question.

Ponting is one of the greatest batsmen and captains to have ever played cricket.

He is the highest run-getter for Australia in both Test and ODIs, amassing 13378 runs in 168 Tests and 13704 runs in 375 ODIs between 1995 and 2012.

He also played 17 T20 Internationals and made 401 runs with the highest score being 98.

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Updated Date: Jan 27, 2020 21:59:48 IST






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