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    Congrats RT Ponting

    150th Test, this Friday. Champion Australian sportsman, all-time great cricketer. Hope he has a few more in him yet.
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    Love Ricky. May he enjoy many more
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    Celebratory double, please.

    And more of this afternoon. Very encouraging.
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    Great things tend to happen to great players on landmarks...so hopefully that trend will continue come Adelaide.


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    Congrats. Great milestone for a great player.

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    What a player he's been. Stunning record.
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    I never want Ricky to retire. The last remaining cricketer from my childhood of watching Australia dominate. 150 Tests, and I can easily wheel out 50 or 60 great innings (today was one of them)

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    As a "champion Australian sportsman, all-time great cricketer"- Where does he stand next to Border and Waugh?

    How would losing 3 Ashes series hurt his legacy?
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    Ricky may have been there when Australia lost, but he didn't lose them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noble One View Post
    I never want Ricky to retire. The last remaining cricketer from my childhood of watching Australia dominate. 150 Tests, and I can easily wheel out 50 or 60 great innings (today was one of them)
    Yep. It's going to be so weird when he retires... was just a shining beacon of brilliance through my early teens.

    Gonna be worse when Hussey and Clarke are gone as well. We'll have no one in the side who knows what it feels like to dominate an opposition, just crush them, again and again and again.

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    Ponting >>>>>>> Waugh. Possibly > Border, but it's a tough call given I've never seen Border play live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    As a "champion Australian sportsman, all-time great cricketer"- Where does he stand next to Border and Waugh?

    How would losing 3 Ashes series hurt his legacy?
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    We'll have no one in the side who knows what it feels like to dominate an opposition, just crush them, again and again and again.
    We will if we pack it full of Victorians, itbt.

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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.
    Oh I thought he meant as a complete cricketer... in which case, > Waugh but <<<<< Border

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