Melbourne: Ricky Ponting Ex Australian Test Capitan will be associated with the likes of Donald Bradman, Steve Waugh and Shane Warne in a unique club on Wednesday, as soon as he gets introduced in Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
According to the sources the eligibility to be in the Hall of Fame, a player should be retired for at least two years.
The final match played by Ponting for his country was at WACA Perth, in December 2012 and withdraws from first-class cricket with final game for Surrey at The Oval, London in the middle of 2013. And partnerships with the records for more tests with Steve Waugh, acquiring 13,378 test runs along with 41 centuries than any of Australian batsmen.
The records by Ponting in one day cricket are amazing, in 375 matches, this 40 year old had scored 13,589 runs which includes 29 hundreds. And when he sets his hands in coaching for the first time, it had a great outcome as he heads the Mumbai Indians into the Indian Premier League (IPL) title.
Ponting says "Cricket Australia was endeavoring me to be a part of coaching in some wise, form or shape, which has been talked about over recent couple of months".
Long run teammate Adam Gilchrist is inducts Ponting in the Hall of Fame.