A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Michael Clarke’s outstanding form was one of the key reasons why I decided to retire, admits Ricky Ponting

Clarke became the first batsman in Test cricket history to score four double centuries in a year

Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting has revealed that one of the major reasons he decided to announce his retirement prior to the start of the final Test of the three-Test series against South Africa was due to the outstanding form of his successor Michael Clarke, who had scored back-to-back double hundreds in the first two Tests of the series¬†against, what some cricket pundits and former players believe to be, the ‘best bowling attack in the world’.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Ricky Ponting announces retirement from international cricket

Ponting admitted that all good runs must come to an end someday

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has announced his retirement from international cricket, stating that he had decided to make the decision for himself instead of the selectors doing so by dropping him from the national team for his poor form with the bat in the past couple of series.

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