On this day, 15 years ago, the 2005 edition of the Ashes series began, which is widely regarded as one of the best-ever in the history of the longest format.
Rated as one of the best batters of all time, Ponting played 168 Tests, 375 ODIs and 17 T20Is for Australia scoring 27,483 runs across formats.
The 33-year-old Khawaja was recently left out of the Australia's annual list of contracted players after he was dropped midway through last year's Ashes.
England had won that Ashes series 2-1 against Australia. Australia had emerged victorious in the opening Test at Lord's, but then the side went on to lose the second and fourth Test match.England had won that Ashes series 2-1 against Australia. Australia had emerged victorious in the opening Test at Lord's, but then the side went on to lose the second and fourth Test match.
Ricky Ponting said that Shoaib Akhtar's 1999 spell in Perth was the fastest bowling he had ever faced in his career.
England had won the game by two runs in a thrilling encounter and Ponting still remembers Flintoff's fiery over from that match.
Ponting has still managed to salvage his original 'Baggy Green' cap he received in his first match for the country!
The word punt in Australian lingo means to place a bet on horse races or dog races, usually.
Ponting also believes that the current leader Tim Paine does not have age on his side, but he will give him another year to do the captaincy duties.
Ponting's Test team of the 2010s doesn't feature any other Indian apart from Kohli, who is currently ranked No. 1 in both ICC Test and ODI rankings for batsmen.
Helped by an impressive battery of fast bowlers, led by Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma, India have risen to the pinnacle of Test rankings.
Ponting, along with Melanie, is part of the commentary team of Channel Seven for the ongoing two-Test series between Australia and Pakistan.
India captain Virat Kohli on Saturday surpassed former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting by slamming his 20th hundred as a Test skipper.
25-year-old Azam played a knock of 157 against Australia A last week and is also ranked as the number-three batsman in the ICC ODI rankings.