Ricky ponting daily read aloud practice exercise 33
Look at the text below. In 40 seconds, you must read this text aloud as naturally and as clearly as possible. You have 40 seconds to read aloud.
Ricky Thomas Ponting is an Australian former international cricketer, and two time World Cup winning captain in 2003 and 2007, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. ponting was captain of the Australian national team during its’ golden era; between 2004 and 2011 in Tests and 2002 and 2011 in One Day Internationals.
Ricky represented the Tasmanian Tigers in Australian domestic cricket, the Hobart Hurricanes in Australia’s domestic T20 competition the Big Bash League, and played in the Indian Premier League with the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008. He is widely considered to be one of the best batsmen of the modern era, alongside Sachin Tendulkar of India and Brain Lara of West Indies.
After being involved in over 160 Tests and 370 ODIs Ponting is Australia’s leading run’scorer in Test and ODI cricket. He is one of only four players (along with Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Jacques Kallis) in history to have scored 13,00 Test runs. Satistically, he is one of the most successful captains of all time, with 48 victories in 77 tests between 2004 and 31 December 2010.
Ponting made his first class debut for Tasmania in November 1992, when just 17 years and 337 days old, becoming the youngest Tasmanian to play in a Sheffield Shield match. However, he had to wait until 1995 before making his ODI debut, during a quadrangular tournament in New Zealand in a match against South Africa.
On 29 November 2012 Ponting announced his retirement from Test cricket, the day before he would play in the Perth Test against South Africa. This was his 168th and Test appearance equaling the Australian record held by Steve Waugh. Ponting retired on 3 December 2012 with a Test batting average of 51.85