When Ricky Ponting, a net worth of $70 million, called ‘Monkeygate’ the lowest point of his captaincy career

Ricky Ponting is one of the best cricketers to ever play cricket, and he is also considered one of the best captains of all time. It’s safe to say that Ponting captained an Australian team that was one of the best cricket teams to ever play the game. However, he had a lot of controversy in his career.

Ponting, who was known as one of the best pull-shot players, won three ICC World Cups in 1999, 2003 and 2007. He led the Australian team at the 2003 and 2007 World Cups. Ponting is also Australia’s most successful test captain, where he won 48 out of 77 games.

Ponting has some incredible numbers to his name, where he scored 13,378 tries at 51.85, while he also had 13,704 ODI tries at 42.04 to his name. He scored 71 international centuries and 144 half-centuries in his illustrious career.

Ricky Ponting called ‘Monkeygate’ the lowest point of his captaincy career

The Indian tour of Australia in 2008 was one of the most controversial Indian tours. The Sydney test is remembered for all the wrong reasons, as the referee’s bad decisions took the game away from the Indian team. Apart from the decisions, the fight between Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds took a lot of highlights.

Symonds claimed that Harbhajan racially assaulted him saying monkey, Harbhajan denied the allegation, but he was banned for the next game in Perth. This controversy often referred to as “Monkeygate” has also created a lot of divisions among gamers. Ponting called this the lowest phase of his captaincy career.

Ponting said the way the team played in Perth, where they were supposed to win, was very disappointing for the whole team. However, he added that he cleared all divisions with Harbhajan Singh and Sachin Tendulkar during his IPL stint with Mumbai Indians.

“Monkeygate was probably the lowest (career point as captain). Losing the 2005 Ashes series was tough but I was in full control of that. But I was not in full control of what happened during the Monkeygate affair,” Ricky Ponting said on the Sky Sports podcast.

Net worth of Ricky Ponting in 2022

According to CA Knowledge, Ponting’s net worth in 2022 is around $70 million, Ponting retired from gambling a long time ago, but he is constantly working. He works as a TV presenter and he is also the head coach of Delhi Capitals in the IPL. Ponting also took on a leadership role with Hobart Hurricanes in the BBL.

Ponting owns a luxury home worth $10 million in Brighton, Australia, while he also owns plenty of real estate. In 2020, he also started a wine-growing activity. Ponting also supports brands like Adidas, Kookaburra, Rexona, etc.

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