One of the most legendary batters the world of cricket has ever witnessed, Ricky Ponting, turned 48 today i.e. December 19, 2022.
Apart from being one of the most impeccable batters of his era, Ponting also rose to become one of the greatest captains in the history of cricket.
Ponting stuck to orthodox cricket throughout his lengthy career and played every shot with a comprehensive thrive off the bat, the cover drive and pull were effective for him. His spectacular fielding was a strength in its own right. He retired as the second-most highest run scorer in history, only behind Sachin Tendulkar, with 27,483 runs and 71 hundred.
Punter has a 54-run average in 29 Tests against India, bolstered by two roaring double-centuries in consecutive matches in the 2003/04 series, which earned him a series total of 706 runs, as well as another double in his last series against them in 2012.
The stellar innings of 140 against India in the 2003 World Cup final still haunt an Indian cricket team fan to date.
Punter claimed 48 wins in 77 Tests due to which he managed to amass a win ratio of 62.33%, he is second only to Steve Waugh in the history of the game, notwithstanding the losses in three Ashes series and against South Africa and India. He also prompted Australia to 26 successive undefeated 50-over World Cup games before relinquishing the captaincy in the 2011 World Cup. He was the captain of one of the dominant teams in sports history and very few skippers in the sport have managed to immaculate Ponting’s success as a captain. As a skipper, Ponting has won most ICC trophies, scored the most runs and secured the most victories.
Ponting turned to be a coach after retirement, spending three years as coach of Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), as well as during their title win in 2015. In 2018, he took over as coach of Delhi Capitals (DC).
Along with his on-field accomplishments, Punter has secured numerous brand collaborations, which have unquestionably enhanced his brand value. Let’s look at the former Australian captain’s net worth, endorsements, investments and charitable contributions:
Ricky Ponting’s net worth in 2022 is estimated to be around INR 70 crore.
The majority of his wealth can be attributed to his contract with Cricket Australia back in the day. He is now primarily paid by television networks to be on their specialist roster apart from his fruitful endorsement deals.
Ricky Ponting and Ben Riggs, an award-winning Australian winemaker, founded Ponting Wines, which produces high-quality wines. Their collaboration has been formed to honour their commitment and accomplishments as geniuses of their artistry.
Each wine demonstrates Ricky’s eventful life and has been meticulously prepared by Ben to achieve the highest standards of taste, framework, and richness.
The Ponting Foundation, established in 2008, is fully committed to making effort to assist young Australians and their families to overcome cancer. It funds a broad range of vital services that nurture young Australians with cancer while also offering monetary and emotional assistance to their families.