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    Our bestbatsman since Border imo, and arguably since G Chappell.
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    Congrads to Ricky...has been a great servant of Australian Cricket and always a pleasure to watch him play those pulls despite the problems recently...hope he carries on for many more games to come.
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    Well done The Punter.
    He's come a long way since his Kings Cross pugilist days

    N0w 150 up in your 150th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0RI0N View Post
    Well done The Punter.
    He's come a long way since his Kings Cross pugilist days

    N0w 150 up in your 150th.
    I'd settle for 150 for the series tbh, all he really needs.
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    Great player/servant to cricket and, if possible, still underrated/under-appreciated. I hope he hits his stride again and plays for many more years. If you listen to his interviews this recent trough seems to have made him reconsider his future. I hope he improves on his 2010 form and turns those 50s into 100s. I hope he stays around long enough to break all the records his talent deserves. Not so much for the records themselves, but in the hope that it adds to his legacy enough for people to consistently rate him where he should be rated.
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    What a champion. Here's to him smashing a big hundred to mark the occassion and Australia to take lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noble One View Post
    I don't think he will ever go down as a great captain like Border and Waugh. I think he will always be remembered as a batsman first, and as a captain second. With Border and Waugh, I always consider them the other way around.

    I do feel for Ponting, he has captained Australia through a period of dramatic change losing so many great players at once. A very similar situation to Border, but unlike Border, Ponting doesn't have a decade to mould the team into his own image and he has had to battle with his own decline in form with age.
    We'll see. Seems to have really stepped up his captaincy in the first test. Always thought he wasn't too great in this department, but did extremely well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikki View Post
    Great player/servant to cricket and, if possible, still underrated/under-appreciated. I hope he hits his stride again and plays for many more years. If you listen to his interviews this recent trough seems to have made him reconsider his future. I hope he improves on his 2010 form and turns those 50s into 100s. I hope he stays around long enough to break all the records his talent deserves. Not so much for the records themselves, but in the hope that it adds to his legacy enough for people to consistently rate him where he should be rated.
    well said. definitely a great servant to the game. and definitely under appreciated.

    except i predict his legacy wont change much even if he breaks existing records held by sachin and becomes the highest run getter/ century maker. it will be a bit like courtney walsh never getting any extra credit for getting the most wickets in tests. sad, but ponting seems to be heading in that direction. i do hope he is upgraded and rated among the top 25 cricketers of all time, coz he is definitely one.

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    Really great player. Say what you want about him as a person/captain, but watching him play live was ****ing awesome. About 5 balls in he just pulled a 91mph ball from Onions miiles for 6 over the ropes. One of my very favourite players to watch.
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    Great player. His swivel pull, like Lara's late cut or Sachin's straight drive, is one for the ages.

    Can't help but think he'd be even more well reagarded had he never captained his team tho. Tactically and temperamentally he's sometimes come up short.
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    Marcuss... All style and class in a tribute thread.

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    My mother always said if I ain't got anything nice to say I shouldn't say anything. But actually, I do.

    Alas, on this situation I will say he's the best batsman I've ever seen live. Even though he never made three figures, his innings at Headingley last year was like nothing else I've ever witnessed. Champion batsman, and you know what? I might not like what he says, but I like that he says what he thinks in interviews.

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