EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Ricky Ponting Plays His Final Game Of Test Match Cricket At Booktopia

by |November 7, 2013

A fact that may baffle statisticians for years to come is that Ricky Ponting didn’t play his final test in Perth.

He actually played his final game of Test Match Cricket in the Booktopia offices, just a few weeks ago, and we have the video to prove it!

Ricky came in to sign 1000 copies of his memoir Ponting: At The Close of Play and sat down to have a chat with Booktopia’s resident cricket nerd Andrew Cattanach. It was then Ricky was challenged to a game of Test Match Cricket.

How did he fare? Watch the video the find out, and also learn a little about Ricky’s early life, the pressures of being labeled ‘the next big thing’, and what captaining his country meant to him.

You can find a copy of Ricky Ponting’s At The Close of Play here

Ponting: At the Close of Play

by Ricky Ponting

Order now for your signed copy

Ricky Ponting is one of the greatest Australian cricketers to have worn the baggy green. His autobiography details his journey from his childhood protégé, to the highs and lows of an extraordinary international cricket career, to retirement.

Test captain of Australia in 2004 until handing the job to Michael Clarke in 2011, he is the highest Australian run-scorer of all time in Tests and one-day international cricket, behind only India’s Sachin Tendulkar among batsmen from all countries. Ricky’s awards in cricket include ICC Player of the Year (twice), Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World, Cricinfo Player of the Decade and Allan Border Medallist (four times). This autobiography of a very private man and one of Australia’s most public figures will resonate with lovers of cricket as well as anyone who strives to reach the top of their chosen field.

Off the field, Ricky and his wife Rianna have raised in excess of $10 million since 2002 to help young Australians and their families beat cancer. In 2008 Ricky and Rianna established the Ponting Foundation to provide focus to their fundraising efforts.

You can find a copy of Ricky Ponting’s At The Close of Play here

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About the Contributor

Andrew Cattanach is a regular contributor to The Booktopia Blog. He has been shortlisted for The Age Short Story Prize and was named a finalist for the 2015 Young Bookseller of the Year Award. He enjoys reading, writing and sleeping, though finds it difficult to do them all at once.

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