India vs Australia: Drawn series this time will be worse than 2-1 loss two years ago, feels Ricky Ponting
The injury-ravaged Indian team has shown great resilience and grit throughout the current tour of Australia.
Washington (62) and Shardul (67) led a splendid lower-order fightback after India were reduced to 186 for 6 in reply to Australia's 369. The duo stitched 123 runs for the seventh wicket and defied the Australians for 36 overs.
India vs Australia: Heartening to see Australian legends praise Ajinkya Rahane's leadership, says Sunil Gavaskar
Stepping into the shoes of regular skipper Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane showed great character to inspire India to a memorable win at the MCG, just days after being dismissed for their lowest-ever score of 36 in the Adelaide Test, which the visitors lost by eight wickets.
India vs Australia: 'You can't blame the pitch', Ricky Ponting laments Aussies' poor batting display
India are marching towards a dominant series-levelling victory after reducing Australia to 133 for six at stumps on the third day. The hosts are ahead by just two runs with only four wickets in hand, going into the penultimate day.
India vs Australia: Ajinkya Rahane has done great job to pick up pieces from Adelaide debacle, says Ricky Ponting
While Rahane has impressed as the stand-in skipper, Ponting expects Kohli to return as captain after his paternity break.
India vs Australia: Ricky Ponting says hosts have 'good chance' to pull off a Test series sweep after Adelaide win
Ricky Ponting said Australia now have a "good chance" of inflicting on the visitors a series sweep in the four-Test series.
Rohit had travelled to Australia having got the clearance from the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru after missing the entire limited overs leg of the tour and the first Day/Night Test.
India vs Australia: Aussie batsmen underestimated R Ashwin, it was their undoing, says Ricky Ponting
Ashwin showcased his class by taking four wickets, including the prized scalp of Steve Smith, as Australia were bowled out for 191 in the first innings on day two of the pink ball Test at the Adelaide Oval.
India vs Australia: Nathan Lyon builds pressure, will be a 'massive threat' for visitors, says Ricky Ponting
Seasoned off-spinner Nathan Lyon reaped the rewards for bowling wide off the crease and the angles he can create could be a "massive threat" for the Indian team throughout the ongoing four-Test series, feels former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting.
Ricky Ponting impressed with Marcus Stoinis’ growth, says all-rounder playing ‘five times better’ than a year ago
Batting legend Ricky Ponting believes all-rounder Marcus Stoinis is playing "five times better" than what he was a year ago and could take up "multiple roles" for Australian cricket, including the job of a finisher.
Carey had the opportunity to work with Ponting in the UAE during his time with IPL finalists Delhi Capitals, a side coached by the former World Cup-winning skipper.
IPL 2020, DC season review: ‘Best among the rest’, but Delhi Capitals need much more to challenge MI's throne
As far as squad compositions go, the Delhi Capitals are probably one firebrand finisher and one fit Indian pacer away from being genuine challengers to the all-conquering MI and their throne.
IPL 2020: Skipper Rohit Sharma says his style of leadership not a dictatorial one as MI clinch fifth title
Skipper Rohit led from the front with a 51-ball 68 as MI chased down a target of 157 in 18.4 overs after Trent Boult (3/30) had reduced DC to 22 for three with an excellent display of fast bowling.
IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals have enough firepower to beat Mumbai Indians in final, believes Ricky Ponting
Ponting said if Delhi rectify the areas lacking against Mumbai in the previous defeats and play their best cricket then there is "no doubt that we'll win".
Sachin Tendulkar's generation of Indian batting line-up greater than Virat Kohli's, says Mohammad Yousuf
Yousuf, himself a legendary batsman, also considers Tendulkar as the most complete batsman of his time, better than the likes of Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting.
IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting says chasing an area of concern, insists his team has to reset immediately
Ponting said his team has failed to bounce back whenever they have conceded an advantage to the opponents.
IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting wants them to play 'best cricket' in tournament's second half
Delhi Capitals are closing in on a playoff berth with 12 points from six games and another two wins from the next six matches will put them through to the final week of the tournament.
IPL 2020: R Ashwin says Ricky Ponting promised to speak to ICC about run-penalty for non-strikers backing too far
Ashwin, who had been in the news for running out Jos Buttler after the batsman had backed up too far at non-striker's end during an IPL game last year, was seen giving a warning to Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Aaron Finch in Dubai on Monday.
IPL 2020: 'First and final warning' says R Ashwin after opting against Mankad run-out of Aaron Finch
Ashwin, who famously Mankaded England's Jos Buttler in last year's competition, stopped his run-up and warned Aaron Finch when the Australian ventured out of his crease at the non-striker's end.
Stoinis deserves a fair chunk of credit and as does Ricky Ponting for getting the best out of him at that crucial No 5 spot. With Stoinis lower in the order, the Delhi team just seems complete.