A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Ricky Ponting deserved to call it quits when he felt it was time to move on, says Sir Viv Richards

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Richards applauded Ponting for making the tough decision

West Indies batting legend Sir Vivian Richards believes that veteran Australia batsman Ricky Ponting had every right to decide when he thought it was time for him to retire and was glad to see him do so under his own terms.

Ponting announced that he would be retiring at the end of the third Test against South Africa at Perth due to his recent lack of form with the bat.

The Age quoted Richards as saying: “You should give him the benefit of the doubt, for him to bow out when he likes, because I think he deserves that, when you have guys who have done so well, it’s important you enjoy them for a long time and when they go, appreciate that also.”

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