Ricky Ponting Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Ricky Ponting Quick Info
Height5 ft 9 in
Weight72 kg
Date of BirthDecember 19, 1974
Zodiac SignSagittarius
SpouseRianna Ponting

Ricky Ponting is an Australian cricket coach, commentator, and former international cricketer who had previously served as the captain of the Australian national team. Besides that, he is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world. Ponting’s career-high came after the year 2000 when he was also announced as the Cricketer of the decade. He has more than 1 million followers on Facebook.

Born Name

Ricky Thomas Ponting

Nick Name

Punter

Ricky Ponting as seen in a cropped image from an original that was taken at the IMG@23 Players' Party at Crown Resort on January 18, 2015
Ricky Ponting as seen in a cropped image from an original that was taken at the IMG@23 Players’ Party at Crown Resort on January 18, 2015 (Tourism Victoria / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Nationality

Australian nationality

Education

Ricky studied at Brooks High School. Later, he dropped out of school after grade 10.

Occupation

Cricket Coach, Commentator, Former Cricketer

Family

  • Father – Graeme Ponting
  • Mother – Lorraine Ponting
  • Siblings – Drew Ponting (Younger Brother), Renee Ponting (Younger Sister)
  • Others – Greg Campbell (Uncle) (Former Australian Cricketer)

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

72 kg or 159 kg

Girlfriend / Spouse

Ricky has dated –

  1. Rianna Cantar – The couple married in June 2002 but had been in a relationship for much longer. They have 3 children – 2 daughters named Emmy Charlotte Ponting (b. 2008) and Matisse Ellie Ponting (b. 2011), and a son named Fletcher William Ponting (b. September 24, 2014).
Ricky Ponting and his wife Rianna Ponting as seen in a picture taken on January 17, 2016
Ricky Ponting and his wife Rianna Ponting as seen in a picture taken on January 17, 2016 (Tourism Victoria / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Light Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Oval face shape
  • Short mohawk hairstyle
  • Mostly maintains a clean shave

Brand Endorsements

Ricky has appeared in commercials for various brands such as –

  • Valvoline
  • Swisse
  • TaylorMade
Ricky Ponting as seen in a picture taken while he tries to hook a ball off India's Asish Nehra at Vadodara, India, in a match on October. 25, 2009
Ricky Ponting as seen in a picture taken while he tries to hook a ball off India’s Asish Nehra at Vadodara, India, in a match on October 25, 2009 (Deirdre Chute /Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Ricky Ponting Favorite Things

  • Holiday Destination – Italy
  • Film – The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  • Food – Japanese

SourceRepublic TV, India Times

Ricky Ponting as seen in a picture taken during the 2017-18 Trans-Tasman Tri-Series on February 23, 2018
Ricky Ponting as seen in a picture taken during the 2017-18 Trans-Tasman Tri-Series on February 23, 2018 (David Molloy / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Ricky Ponting Facts

  1. His inclination towards sports was inherited from his parents who were sportspeople.
  2. As a child, Ricky would play cricket in their backyard for hours while he batted and his brother Drew bowled to him.
  3. It was his father and uncle Greg who introduced him to cricket.
  4. He was 11 years old when he played for the Mowbray Under–13s team in 1985–86.
  5. Ponting was in grade 8 when the company MNC, Kookaburra had signed a sponsorship contract with him.
  6. Growing up, he followed in his father steps and passionately played “Australian Rules Football”. Ricky was a huge supporter of the “North Melbourne Kangaroos”.
  7. In 1990, he began working at “Scotch Oakburn College” as a groundsman.
  8. His nickname ‘Punter,’ was born due to his love of poker.
  9. He got his first pay that was $20, as a member of the scoreboard crew at a few Sheffield Shield games.
  10. In 1999, Ponting received a 3 match suspension and got a black eye after having gotten into a fight outside a pub in Kings Cross, New South Wales.
  11. He once told the media that he had an alcohol problem and was working on keeping it under control.
  12. In June 2002, he underwent foot surgery to resolve a stress fracture that was first noticed in the 2001-02 VB Series.
  13. In 2013, Ponting was criticized by cricketer Michael Holding and Shane Warne for the revealing content about skipper Michael Clarke, which was written in his autobiography, “Ponting: At the Close of Play.”
  14. The car that Ponting drives the most is his Ferrari Enzo.

Feature Image By YellowMonkey / Blnguyen / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

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