Ponting to retire from cricket later this year
Former Australia captain to step away from game after Champions League in October
Ricky Ponting, the former Australia captain will retire from all forms of cricket in October. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting will retire from all cricket after playing in the Champions League in October.
Ponting (38), who announced his retirement from international cricket in November last year, is currently playing for English county Surrey.
He will end his glittering career after featuring for the Mumbai Indians, his Indian Premier League franchise, in the Champions League.
“While I’m enjoying my cricket as much as ever, it just feels like the right time to finish playing,” said Ponting, who scored 13,378 runs in 168 Tests – the second highest haul in the long history of the game.
He stood down from the captaincy in 2011 and retired from one-day cricket in February 2012 before calling time on his test career nearly seven months ago.
Since then he has carried on playing, helping Tasmania win the Sheffield Shield in March.