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


Updated Date: Dec 03, 2012 12:06 PM

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