Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting and his family were robbed last week by a bunch of burglars. According to a report in 7 News, Ponting, his wife, and his three children were all at their bayside home in Melbourne on Friday night when thieves entered their property.
The intruders stole the veteran’s car which was parked in the driveway. The following day, the police officials carried out their investigations to track down the car and the thieves.
Ricky Ponting’s car found, but the thieves managed to escape
The car was spotted being driven dangerously in Melbourne’s west before it was finally found being dumped in the Camberwell region.
However, two men reportedly were seen escaping the scene, and are police are on the hunt for the culprits.
Ricky Ponting had one of the most illustrious careers; 17-year long journey players dream of. The Tasmania-born won three World Cups for Australia, captaining in two of them.
Between 26 December 2005 and 2 January 2008, he led his side on a run of 16 consecutive Test match victories, equalling the streak achieved by his predecessor Steve Waugh in the period from 14 October 1999 to 27 February 2001.
The right-hander is the third-highest run-scorer in international cricket – behind Sachin Tendulkar and Kumar Sangakkara – and retired with 27483 international runs with 71 hundreds only behind the 100 tons of Tendulkar.
After retiring from cricket in 2012, Ponting took up coaching and mentoring. He was the mentor of the Australian team which reached the World Cup semi-final in 2019. The former skipper coached the Delhi Capitals to their first-ever IPL final last year in the UAE.
Recently, Ponting has expressed his disappointment and surprise at Australia’s Test series loss to India at home. After blowing away the Indian team in the first Test in Adelaide, the visitors, led by the interim skipper, Ajinkya Rahane made a memorable comeback to win the series 2-1, despite losing a lot of players to injury.
“I’m quite shocked that Australia weren’t quite good enough to win this series. The cold hard facts of it are pretty much that was the India A team that played this Test match and still won. It’s probably not even (India’s) second-picked team,” the 46-year-old had said.