A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Ricky Ponting was my favourite international player, says Yuvraj Singh

Singh stated that Ponting should be an inspiration to everyone

With tributes pouring in after former Australia captain Ricky Ponting announced his retirement, India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has revealed that the ex-skipper was his favourite international player.

Singh described Ponting as a “lion hearted player” and noted that his never give up attitude while fielding was absolutely inspiring.

“Sad Ricky Ponting has retired,” Singh tweeted. “But was amazed with his attitude on the field… a lion hearted player! Specially the way he fielded.”

Ironically enough, Ponting played his last Test at the WACA in Perth, which is also where he made his debut in 1995.

Singh also pointed out how everyone could take a page out of Ponting’s book while batting or in the field and highlighted that the ex-captain’s 140 in the 2003 World Cup final had been his favourite innings.

“One of my fav(ourite) and greats of the game has retired,” Singh added. “So long punter (Ponting) you were a treat to watch. Last big motive for younger guys would be the Ponting innings of 140 in the world cup final (2003) against India (that) took the game away from us.”

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