A once-in-a-lifetime player, Pakistan icon Shoaib Akhtar unveils his favourite cricketer of all time

Shoaib Akhtar said Ricky Ponting is a once-in-a-lifetime player and his favourite cricketer of all time

Shoaib Akhtar: “It has to be Ricky Ponting”

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Former Pakistan pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar has revealed that legendary Australia captain Ricky Ponting is his favourite player of all time.

Akhtar made this revelation during a question and answer session with fans on Twitter.

“It has to be Ricky Ponting,” Akhtar said.

Ponting is the second-highest run-scorer in Test history with 13,378 runs in 168 matches, which included 41 centuries and 62 fifties, at an average of 51.85.

He is also the third-highest run-scorer in ODI cricket with 13,704 runs in 375 games, which included 30 hundreds and 82 half-centuries, at an average of 42.03.

In regards to his T20 International career, Ponting made 401 runs in 17 matches at an average of 28.64. He struck two half-centuries, which included a career-best knock of 98 not out.

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