Ponting is reportedly the 33rd Australian to receive this honour joining the likes of Dennis Lillee, Allan Border and Glenn McGrath on a coveted list of former international cricketers.

Ponting has undoubtedly established himself as one of the best batsmen in the history of cricket by scoring over 26,000 runs in all formats of the game and averaging 51.85 in 168 Test matches.

MCC Head of Cricket, John Stephenson, presented Ponting with his membership pass and tie during a recent visit to Lord's.

The honorary life membership is awarded by the MCC Committee to individuals in recognition of their contribution to cricket and projects surrounding the game.


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