New Delhi, (Jagranpost Network): Ricky Ponting is not only one of the most complete batsmen of his era but also an inspirational captain.

There was a period of time when the fortunes of the entire team hinged on Ponting and his
broad willow. Australia have never lost a World Cup match under Ponting, but three Ashes losses have blemished an otherwise glittering career as commander and undoubtedly a premier batsman.

Ponting is known for his killer instinct. When he bats, he takes the attack to the opposition and plays wide range of shots on either side of the ground. He is a prized scalp for the bowlers who fear his back-foot pulls and hooks.
Ponting is highly aggressive as skipper and makes sure he wins every single game for his country and that has often sprung on-field fiasco’s and controversies.

Ponting is chasing Tendulkar’s almost every batting record and if there is anyone who can better it, it has to be Ponting.

Ponting, who will be playing the fifth and probably his last world Cup, had successfully led Australia to world Cup wins in the previous two editions of the showpiece event.

However, Ponting’s Australia are robbed of the favourites tag ahead of the World Cup courtesy an Ashes loss at home and it wont be easy for them to defend their  World champions title.