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03-29-2011, 09:34 AM #1
Ricky Ponting quits as Australian cricket team captainAustralian cricket team captain Ricky Ponting Tuesday quit from his post after the exit of the team from the World Cup in the quarter finals.
Ponting will continue as a batsman with the team, according to Australian media.
The 36-year-old Ponting, the most successful captain in Test cricket,
has led Australia in one day internationals since 2002 and Tests since 2004, was under pressure after an Ashes defeat the quarter-final exit of the defending champions at the World Cup.
Michael Clarke, who stood in for the injured Ponting in the final Ashes test and for the one-day series against England that followed it, is expected to replace his mentor as skipper....being a human...