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: Australia will miss Ricky Ponting’s determination and tenacity, says Mark Taylor

Ponting’s never give up attitude will be sorely missed

Former Australia opening batsman Mark Taylor believes the national team are going to miss former captain Ricky Ponting’s constant determination and tenacity whenever he stepped on the field.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: The cricketing world will miss Ricky Ponting, says Sir Ian Botham

Botham praised Ponting for making the tough decision

Legendary England captain Sir Ian Botham has announced that whether they want to admit it or not, the entire cricketing world will miss not being able to see former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting in action ever again.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Adam Gilchrist glad Ricky Ponting made decision to retire by himself

Gilchrist believes Ponting made the right call

Former Australia wicketkeeper batsman Adam Gilchrist has announced that he was glad to see his team-mate and former captain Ricky Ponting retire on his own terms instead of letting the selectors decide his fate by dropping him from the national team.

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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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