Former Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting is considered as one of the greatest batsmen to have ever played the game of Cricket. The Australian Cricket team achieved many milestones under his leadership, which included two of the biggest victories of 2003 and 2007 world cup. Making his debut in the year 1995, Ricky Ponting went on to become a phenomenal cricket player.
Although almost all the victories were special but the world cup win of 2003 was the most special one as it was his first ICC event as the skipper of the Australian Cricket team.
Not just as a leader, but Ricky Ponting also did exceptionally well as a batsman. He went on slam 140 in 120 balls with 8 sixes and 4 fours and buried the chances of the Indian Cricket team to win that match.
It was March 23, 17 years ago when this incredible moment took place. And 17years late a video of Ricky Ponting’s knock was shared by the Cricket Australia’s official Twitter handle. Sharing the video they wrote:
“On this day 17 years ago, @RickyPonting produced one of the all-time great innings as Australia claimed the 2003 World Cup title!”
Here, check out the Tweet:
On this day 17 years ago, @RickyPonting produced one of the all-time great innings as Australia claimed the 2003 World Cup title!
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) March 23, 2020
Ricky Ponting also took to his Twitter and shared a picture of his bat that he used in the 2003 world cup. Making everyone nostalgic, Ricky Ponting wrote:
“Given we’ve all got a bit of time on our hands as we stay at home, thought I’d go through what I’ve kept from my career and share some of it with everyone on a regular basis – this is the bat I used in the 2003 World Cup final.”
Here, check out the Tweet:
Given we've all got a bit of time on our hands as we stay at home, thought I'd go through what I've kept from my career and share some of it with everyone on a regular basis – this is the bat I used in the 2003 World Cup final. pic.twitter.com/meoBP6NJvg
— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) March 23, 2020
The Tweet was soon flooded with reactions from cricket fans on this. The Indian cricket fans started demanding the cricketer to show them a glimpse of the spring on the bat. Well, for the unversed there was a myth or a rumor that Ponting’s bat used in the final had spring in the handle as he was able to pull off eight effortless sixes in the match.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
After removing the grip…….. pic.twitter.com/Juw3GivCAz
— Krishna (@Atheist_Krishna) March 23, 2020
Spring Nikal Ke kaha rkhi .jpeg ?
Where is springs ?
— Sir Chahal ❁ (@Sirchahal) March 23, 2020
Spring kidhar hai ? pic.twitter.com/pIDgJctKEA
— Right Arm Over (@RightArmOver_) March 23, 2020
No Indian can forget this bat
— Tapan Joshi (@tapanjoshi28) March 23, 2020
That's edited one, here's the real image pic.twitter.com/8eVEa04Z0z
— Rishabh Srivastava (@AskRishabh) March 23, 2020
Yeah yeah rub it into the Indians!
— Mohan Sinha (@Mohansinha) March 23, 2020
Spring kidhar hai ? pic.twitter.com/0LGrh0KvN7
— 🦁 (@AndColorPockeT) March 23, 2020
Every Indian from 90's will be searching for the spring in the bat😂😂
— Ashirwad Karande ℹ️ (@AshirwadKarande) March 23, 2020
Ricky ponting trolling Indians to pass time in quarantine 😭😭😭
— आर.एम (@runjhunmehrotra) March 23, 2020
— Puneri Speaks™ 🇮🇳 (@PuneriSpeaks) March 23, 2020
Khol ke dekho spring hoga. 😜😜
— Handwasher daaktar (@Shivamda) March 23, 2020
Cut it open we indians think it has springs in it 😂😂😁😁😂😁
— Wash Hands + Isolate (@AshaVaadi) March 23, 2020
I think it’s time for some hard questions, Punter. Did this bat have spring inside it?
— Vishnu Prasad 🌗 (@weshnoo) March 23, 2020