The ACA extends its congratulations to Ricky Ponting on being inducted into the International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame.
Ricky is a life member of the ACA and his leadership and contribution to the game is widely acknowledged.
On the field, he was a tough competitor, a brilliant captain, and holds a record that very few have surpassed.
A number of his accomplishments include:
- 3x World Cup winner (1999, 2003, 2007)
- 2x ICC Player of the Year (2006, 2007)
- 4x Allan Border Medal Winner (2004, 2006, 2007, 2009)
- Most international runs by an Australian batsman
Off the field, Ricky continued to provide outstanding leadership including taking an active role in helping to develop young cricketers and is a strong leader in player rights.
Widely regarded as a great coach in his own right, Ricky continues to invest so much of himself in cricket.
ACA President Greg Dyer congratulated Ricky upon his induction into the ICC Hall of Fame.
“Ricky is not only one of Australia’s greats, but is also one of the best to ever play the game.
“On behalf of the Australian cricket family we offer Ricky our very best congratulations.
“A true modern master, Rick put an indelible stamp on the game and helped shaped the way in which it is played today.
"He sits comfortably alongside the immortals on the list of ICC Hall of Fame members.
“Whilst his standing in the history of the game is assured, Ricky continues to do his best in giving back to Australian cricket.
“A truly worthy recipient.”
ACA General Manager - Cricket Operations Brendan Drew spoke of the impact Ricky had on his teammates.
“I was fortunate to play alongside Ricky during my time with Tasmania and the team always took plenty of energy from having him around.”
“The way Ricky trained was really impressive to see, whether that be helping players around him or training as hard as anyone, even in his last few years.”
“His induction into the ICC Hall of Fame is a great testament to one of the game’s best.”