Published: March 23, 2020 1:34:24 pm
Seventeen years in the past, Ricky Ponting demolished Indian bowlers, hitting a whirlwind 140 to assist Australia dominate India, and win the 2003 World Cup final by 125 runs. On Monday, Ponting shared an image of the bat that he had used.
Given we’ve all acquired a bit of time on our fingers as we keep at dwelling, thought I’d undergo what I’ve stored from my profession and share some of it with everybody frequently – that is the bat I used within the 2003 World Cup final. pic.twitter.com/meoBP6NJvg
— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) March 23, 2020
Ponting’s innings had 4 fours and eight sixes. With the assistance of half-centuries from Adam Gilchrist and Damien Martyn, Australia posted an enormous whole of 359 for 2 wickets on the board.
In reply, India might solely rating 234 and their inning ended within the 40th over. The highest run-scorer of the match, Sachin Tendulkar, acquired out within the first over that was bowled by Glenn McGrath. After his wicket, India succumbed to the stress and suffered a batting collapse. Opener Virender Sehwag top-scored for India with an 81-ball 82.
Ponting has stated that he’ll undergo issues he has saved from his cricketing profession and can share them within the coming days.
After the excellent loss, there have been rumours that Ponting used a spring his bat within the Johannesburg tie because of an April Fool’s prank by the media. So when Ponting posted the image, all of the queries from India had been in regards to the legendary spring:
Every Indian from 90’s might be trying to find the spring within the bat😂😂
— Ashirwad Karande 🏏 (@AshirwadKarande) March 23, 2020
Cut it open we indians suppose it has springs in it 😂😂😁😁😂😁
— Wash Hands + Isolate (@AshaVaadi) March 23, 2020
It appears there was some spring in your bat
Is it true sir?
— R A T N I $ H (@LoyalSachinFan) March 23, 2020
Did u used spring in ur bat in 2003 WC final???
-Every indian fan@RickyPonting
— Gunju1910 (@gunjugandhi19) March 23, 2020
I believe it’s time for some laborious questions, Punter. Did this bat have spring inside it?
— Vishnu Prasad 🌗 (@weshnoo) March 23, 2020
— A. (@Punteresque) March 23, 2020
Spring kidhar hai ? pic.twitter.com/pIDgJctKEA
— Right Arm Over (@RightArmOver_) March 23, 2020
No Indian can overlook this bat
— Tapan Joshi (@tapanjoshi28) March 23, 2020
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