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FILE: Ricky Ponting Retires From International Cricket

FILE – NOVEMBER 29: Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting has announced his retirement from International cricket at a press conference in Perth ahead of tomorrow’s test match against South Africa. The former captain is considered one of Australia’s greatest cricketers, amassing a remarkable set of statistics, including most test victories as captain, most runs by an Australian, most centuries by an Australian, and most consecutive test victories by a captain. Ponting will play in the third test against South Africa beginning tomorrow. ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 05: Ricky Ponting of Australia celebrates victory on day five of the second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at the Adelaide Oval on December 5, 2006 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)