Would have chopped any other batsman’s head off, Pakistan fast bowling king Shoaib Akhtar on furiously fast spell he bowled to hard as nails player

Pakistan legend Shoaib Akhtar said his furiously fast bowling would have chopped any other batsman's head off except for Ricky Ponting

Shoaib Akhtar: “Had it not been Ricky Ponting … I would have chopped his [the batsman’s] head off because it was furiously fast”

Image courtesy of: Zimbio

Recalling a “furiously fast” spell he unleashed in 1999, Pakistan fast bowling king Shoaib Akhtar said if anyone else had been batting other than Australia legend Ricky Ponting, he would have chopped their head off.

Continue reading

Let’s hurt somebody, Pakistan pace demon Shoaib Akhtar admits bowling bouncers on purpose to Australia hero

Pakistan pace demon Shoaib Akhtar said he wanted to hurt somebody and purposely bowled bouncers to Ricky Ponting

Shoaib Akhtar: “I wanted to see if Ricky can match my pace and I was purposely bowling bouncers [to] see if I could beat him”

Image courtesy of: Zimbio

Pakistan pace demon Shoaib Akhtar admitted that he purposely bowled bouncers to iconic Australia batsman Ricky Ponting during a Test match in Perth in 1999.

Continue reading

Done something Joe Root hasn’t, Ricky Ponting on Pakistan batsman ticking all the boxes

Ricky Ponting said Babar Azam has done something Joe Root hasn't

Ricky Ponting: “The thing I always look for with these younger type of batters is if they can play well off the back foot in Australia”

Image courtesy of: Zimbio

Iconic Australia captain Ricky Ponting pointed out that Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has done something that England leader Joe Root hasn’t.

Continue reading

He’ll be No. 1 or challenging for it, Ponting backs Pakistan Test batsman to do it

Ricky Ponting said Babar Azam will be No. 1 or challenging for it in Test cricket

Ricky Ponting: “It’s only a matter of time I felt before he was going to be either the No.1-ranked Test batter in the world or certainly challenging for it”

Image courtesy of: Zimbio

Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting has backed Pakistan captain Babar Azam to become the number one Test batsman in the world or be “challenging for it”.

Continue reading

Breathtakingly good in white-ball cricket, Ponting applauds top Pakistan batsman who keeps rising to the occasion

Ricky Ponting said Pakistan captain Babar Azam has been breathtakingly good in white-ball cricket

Ricky Ponting: “His white-ball cricket has been nothing short of breathtakingly good for the last four-five years”

Image courtesy of: Zimbio

Ricky Ponting, arguably Australia’s great-ever captain and batsman, lauded Pakistan skipper Babar Azam for being so “breathtakingly good” in limited overs cricket for the last four to five years.

Continue reading