What do you guys think ? I've heard a few Australian pundits think that he is such as Kerry O' Keefe and the Australian's Malcolm Conn.
Personally, I don't agree - while Ricky is undobtedly a great player, I'm not even sure if you could clearly call him the best batsman of his generation....
If we take, Lara and Tendulkar out of the equation (as both players proba bbly peaked during the 90's).
Ponting's biggest rivals this decade have been Kallis and Dravid.
He doesn't average THAT much more than the other two (both of whom have to face the Aussie attack) and Dravid in particular away from home has a considerably better record than Ponting.