Ricky Ponting reveals his top three fielders of all time

Ricky Ponting reveals his top three fielders of all time

During the 1990s and 2000s, Ponting played in an era that was regarded as the best for cricket because of unmatched skills that the players showcased.

Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

Former two-time world cup winning captain of Australia Ricky Ponting recently revealed his top three fielders of all time. Ponting who is regarded as one the greatest batsman of all time was himself a quality fielder. His ability to take stunning catches and execute impossible run-outs from anywhere in the ground separated him from the rest. He would single-handedly changed the course of the match in a matter of a few seconds through his gun fielding.

During the 1990s and 2000s, Ponting played in an era that was regarded as the best for cricket because of unmatched skills that the players showcased. He played with and against some of the top fielders, that were lighting fast on the ground and took impossible catches that helped raised the bar of fielding in international cricket.

After taking retirement Ponting has been doing commentary during the Big Bash League and has also taken the role of the coach in the IPL. Recently, the great player decided to interact with his fans on the popular micro blogging site Twitter as he did a Q&A. The 45-year-old who has fans all around the world, engaged with him and asked him several questions.

Ricky Ponting is the leading run-scorer for Australia in both Test matches and ODIs

One of his fans on Twitter asked him to mention who according to him are his top 3 fielders of all time.
This question caught the eyes of many, as Ponting himself set high fielding standards throughout his legendary career. He picked his own teammate whom he captained for many years Andrew Symonds, and two South African Ab de Villiers and Jonty Rhodes as the top three fielders of all time.

Symonds was dynamic inside the 30 yards circle as well as the boundary line. Jonty Rhodes was probably the best fielder of all time as the backward point fielding position was known as ‘Jonty’s corner’. Speaking about AB de Villiers, the South African could do anything on the cricket field and his talent to take unreal catches made him earn fans all around the world.

Ricky Ponting is the leading run scorer for Australia in both Test matches and ODIs. His tally of 27,483 runs in international cricket is the third highest after Sachin Tendulkar who scored 34,357 runs and Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara with 28,016.