Ricky Ponting is one of the greatest cricketer's in the history of cricket. He was a matchless captain, a remarkable batsman, a great fielder with an impressive career of 17 years.
Whenever Ponting was at his best, he destroyed all the teams, all the bowlers and all the captains with his immense attack and playing abilities. These commendable, considerable, admirable, remarkable and praiseworthy qualities are matchless in cricket. till 2010, he was the only batsman to achieve number one rating in bot formats Odi and test but soon Hashim Amla arose from South Africa. He was the most successful captain in the history of cricket, both statistically and analytically.
A great Captain
As mentioned above, the most unmatched captain of the history, Ricky Ponting made a lot of captaincy records which included:
Most victories as ODI captain: 215
Second-most victories as Test captain: 45
Highest victory rate as ODI captain in more than 20 matches: 86%
Most Cricket World Cups won as captain: 2
Most consecutive Test victories won as captain: 16
Undefeated as Captain in World Cups (35 matches)
The greater he is a captain, the greater he is a player. The players can't function well if there is lack of good captain. Hence it is useless to say that he was not a good captain rather his team was a stronger one.
It is useless to say also because all his players were added to squad by him.
As a great captain is worth more than a great batsman, Ponting was worth more than the legendary Donald Bradman and hence greater than him.
He was also an uncompromising batsman that whenever unable to do with captaincy did with bat.