Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is thought to be one of many shrewd cricketing brains on this planet. Throughout his enjoying days, Ponting guided his group to 3 ICC titles – two ODI World Cups and one Champions Trophy. He nonetheless stands tall because the main run-scorer for Australia in each ODIs and Exams.
After saying his worldwide retirement in 2012, he began his second innings as a commentator and has been displaying his astute brilliance in it as nicely.
On Saturday (December 17), Ponting completely predicted Marco Jansen’s dismissal from the commentary field throughout the first innings of the opening Test between Australia and South Africa at The Gabba in Brisbane.
With South Africa studying 132/5 within the first innings, Ponting foretold how the Aussie off-spinner Nathan Lyon would choose Jansen’s wicket. A lot to the viewers’ delight, the Proteas all-rounder obtained out in the identical means.
“Discuss concerning the build-up of stress that Mitchell Starc has created on Jansen,” Ponting stated on Channel 7.
“Very often it might probably have an impact that the wicket will fall on the different finish. Nathan Lyon is midway by way of his fourth over. Solely given up the eight runs, they’ve obtained mid-on three-quarters of the way in which again. They’re tempting him with a build-up of stress to attempt to hit excessive,” he added.
Because it turned out, Jansen got here down the monitor to hit Lyon out of the park on the very subsequent supply. The left-handed batter tried to smash the ball over mid-wicket however did not get the specified connection because the purple leather-based went excessive up within the air, solely to be caught by Cameron Inexperienced.
Jansen needed to make a protracted stroll again to the pavilion on simply 2.
Along with his correct prediction, Ponting left the followers in awe as they appreciated his name made proper earlier than Jansen’s dismissal.
Right here’s how Twitterati reacted:
Ricky Ponting calls it and it occurred within the subsequent ball. pic.twitter.com/3ejIbAF0zh
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) December 17, 2022
Ricky Ponting an absolute genius and grasp of the sport.
— Yasir Bhat (@YaserBhatt) December 17, 2022
What an amazing cricketing thoughts! https://t.co/9uN5gAurXC
— Irtaza Tanvir (@Irtaza_Tanvir10) December 17, 2022
How usually have we seen that occur. Ricky Ponting might be the sharpest cricket mind round.
— Parth MN (@parthpunter) December 17, 2022
The best cricketing thoughts of this century.. unbelievable
— Ahmad Hassan Kayan! (@kayaniahmad4) December 17, 2022
A real genius and a rarest of uncommon expertise.
— Bicky (@ucntcme90) December 18, 2022
The punter is a freak at these items
— Peter Simpson (@PeterSimpson11) December 17, 2022
Ricky Ponting’s commentary there was 🔥. Greatest within the enterprise #AUSvSA
— Jack Gallaz (@jackgalloway29) December 17, 2022
Genius on and off https://t.co/BoAQBFp7m7
— Deepu (@deepu_speaks) December 17, 2022
Wow! Analysed it higher than the Fox guys.
— Jeromy Gride (@jeromygride) December 17, 2022
Simply one other day on the workplace for Punter
— PavanKuma₹ 🇮🇳 | ಪವನಕುಮಾರ (@snak9005) December 17, 2022
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