Ricky Ponting: Second Best? Maybe Not

 Ricky Ponting has retired from international cricket.

And though we knew it was coming, we took a sigh when he announced it, in an uncharacteristically emotional yet pragmatic press conference. The sigh – perhaps of relief that we did not need to see the great man struggling against lesser bowlers – was also because we knew we would now see him only in record books, YouTube videos and numerous articles written on him. And that shall always talk of the glory days of Australian team under him.

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