Michael Clarke praises 'amazing' Ricky Ponting

Jun 22, 2013, 03:25 IST | AFP

Australian captain Michael Clarke has paid tribute to the "amazing" Ricky Ponting after his former skipper announced his retirement from all forms of the game.

Ponting, announced on Thursday he would quit all professional cricket in October.

Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting

“He’s been an amazing player, there’s no doubt about it, and (he’s) done so much for the game of cricket,” Clarke said on the Cricket Australia website. Ponting said the time would be right to walk away completely after he turns out for Mumbai in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in October.

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