Ricky Ponting, Harbhajan Singh

Ricky Ponting names the bowlers he didn’t like facing; picks the current best fast bowler

Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting, on Sunday, revealed the names of bowlers who he didn’t like facing in international cricket.

Regarded as one of the best No. 3 batsman to have played the game, Ponting in a question and answer session on Twitter said: “Wasim Akram and Curtly Ambrose were easily the best fast bowlers I’ve ever faced.” However, he added that Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was the one who got him out more than anyone else.


During India’s tour to Australia in 2008, Harbhajan had got Ponting out four times in the 192 deliveries of battle between them.

In the same session, Ponting also revealed that Australia’s Pat Cummins is currently the best fast bowler in the world right now.


“I think what Pat Cummins has done over the last 12 months has him clearly the best fast bowler in the world,” wrote the former cricketer.

When queried about the best England fast bowler he faced, Ponting credited his then English counterpart, Andrew Flintoff, of being the best he faced.


Furthermore, he also picked Andrew Symonds as the most selfless player that he ever came across. “He [Symonds] would do absolutely anything at any time for his teammates,” Ponting said about the former Aussie star all-rounder.

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