What a spectacular decade it has been for the Indian cricket team. Leaving a few instances, Indian cricketers dominated the world cricket and shined throughout the decade. As the decade is ending, many prominent institutions, websites, and cricketers are coming up with their ‘best XI of the decade’ in all the three formats of the game. Ricky Ponting, the former Australian cricketer, also came up with the Best Test XI of the decade’.
In his Best test XI of the decade, Ricky named Virat Kohli as the skipper of the team. Shockingly, he is the only Indian who could make it up to Ricky Ponting’s list of best XI.
David Warner and Alastair Cook have been named as the openers in Ponting’s list. The Australians are followed by Kane Williamson on number 3 and Steve Smith on number 4. Virat Kohli, the captain of the team is at number 5 in Ricky Ponting’s list.
Virat is followed by Kumar Sangakkara, who is given the responsibility of wicket-keeping. For the all-rounder, Ponting has picked Ben Stokes. Dale Steyn, Stuart Broad, and James Anderson will be the pacers in the team, while Nathan Lyon will be leading the spin attack.
Here, check out the tweet of Ricky Ponting:
Everyone's picking teams of the decade so I thought I'd join in the fun. This would be my Test team of the 2010's:
Virat Kohli (c)
Kumar Sangakkarra (wk)
— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) December 30, 2019
Well, the list didn’t go down well with the Indian fans, obviously. Twitterati are trolling Ricky Ponting left, right and center for picking only one Indian in his team. MS Dhoni’s fans are also not happy with Ricky Ponting picking Kumar Sangakkara over MS Dhoni for wicket-keeping responsibility.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
7/11 men are from Aus and Eng (team ranked at 4 and 5). Only 1 man from the world's #1 test team. Alright then.
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) December 30, 2019
Safedi tujhe salaam
— Veer Rofl Gandhi 2.0 (@RoflGandhi_) December 30, 2019
Even Tim Paine managed to draw the test series in Eng whije Kohli's army lost 4-1. He doesn't show consistency in selection ,keeps changing players every game. And yeah I'm an Indian. Smith shld be the captain .
— Deval Shah (@DevalShah555) December 30, 2019
Respect for this player always give by great players, fans @ABdeVilliers17 but sad to see @RickyPonting not pick Ab devilliers in his decade team @stevesmith49 @davidwarner31 pic.twitter.com/zIqIlukmRJ
— Ayush ranjan ☄️ (@AyushRa61067624) December 30, 2019
Dhoni fans now ☹️😪😪 pic.twitter.com/x1EcEn7v20
— Ctrl C + Ctrl V (@thalapathy_modi) December 30, 2019
No AB nor Amla
Punter love to England & Australian players
— Yashasvi🦚 (@girlwithwingss) December 30, 2019
Bumrah ? He's the best in death overs
— Ash (@ashwin2501) December 30, 2019
Ben Stokes has been fab in the last one/two years. By that means, Bumrah should be in the team as well.
Also, you got the captain wrong. Should be Kane. 🙂
— Aishu Haridas (@imaishu_) December 30, 2019