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Ponting recalls the bat he used in 2003 World Cup final

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Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting posted a nostalgic post on his Twitter account, remembering the bat he used during the final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2003.

Ponting is the 25th Australia at ICC’s Hall of Fame. ©Getty Images

Ricky Ponting is arguably one of the best captains in the history of the game. The former Australian skipper led the mighty Aussies to two World Cup wins consequently in 2003 and 2007. At the same time he was a good batsman too in his era.

Ricky Ponting anchored Australia to their 3rd World Cup win in 2003 by beating India led by Sourav Ganguly in South Africa. The captain himself took charge in the final game and led Aussies to a historic win.

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On the big occasion, Australia batted first and put a mammoth total of 359 runs on the board. Ultimately India felt short of the target and Australia won the World Cup. Ricky Ponting played a devastating innings of 140 runs on 121 balls. The innings shattered the records in World Cup final history.

Ponting recalls ICC Cricket World Cup final 2003:

On the anniversary of the historic World Cup win, former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting recalled their famous World Cup win which was his World Cup win as captain and subsequently he pocketed two to his name as captain.

The former Australian captain took his Twitter handle to cherish the memory of the World Cup win 2003. Ricky Ponting posted a about the win and also about the bat he used during the final game against India. There were some funny rumours also came that time as the Australian skipper used spring bat in the final against India.

“Given we’ve all got a bit of time on our hands as we stay at home, thought I’d go through what I’ve kept from my career and share some of it with everyone on a regular basis – this is the bat I used in the 2003 World Cup final,” Ponting quoted.

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