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Ricky Ponting Resigned From Captaincy after losing match against india in world cup 2011

Ricky ponting resign fron captaincy
Australian captain Ricky Ponting has resigned from captaincy but he will continue his play as player. He was having pressure on him since the defeat against Pakistan and India. There were some news that he might step down from captaincy and so he do.

On Tuesday he announced that he is stepping down the captaincy and will be available as a player. Ponting also favored the Vice Captain Michael Clark as a captain. He added that the decision of retirement is his sole decision and no one has asked him to do so.

Ponting said that he is leaving the captaincy of both ODI and test cricket and will be available for both formats of the game. He added that now team has to do a lot to get back the Ashes in 2013-14 and world cup in 1015.

He looked confident and said that he will give his full support to his captain and he will always behind the new captain and helps him in all ways. Ponting took over from Steve Waugh and played 228 matches as captain and won 164 matches. He also won 2003 and 2007 world cup for Australia. Bad Ashes performance and world cup defeat has made him to step down as captain.

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