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Cricketing world lauds Ponting`s career

After Australian cricketing legend Ricky Ponting announced he would retire after the Perth Test against South Africa commencing Friday, the cricketing world started congratulating the former captain for his brilliant 17-year-old career.

CA lauds `leader by example` Ponting

Cricket Australia on Thursday paid lavish tribute to retiring former captain Ricky Ponting, describing him as a "leader by example" and one of the "best prepared players in the modern game".