Former Australian skipper and the most successful captain in ODI history Ricky Ponting was not just a fabulous batsman who shattered several records. But Ponting was also an exceptional fielder and has some stunning catches to his credit in his career. The lively Tasmanian was often witnessed taking absolute blinders in his playing days within the inner circle and played a crucial part in dismissing some dangerous batsmen with his sheer athleticism.

 

The one catch from Ponting that deserves a mention though was one to dismiss Indian batting legend and all time great, Sachin Tendulkar in early 2012. When India took on Australia in the first game of the Commonwealth Bank Tri-series in 2012, both Tendulkar and Ponting were in the evening of their respective illustrious careers and were the guiding forces in their teams.

 

Considering the way the Little Master batted, and his overall record against Australia, he was always a big fish for the Kangaroos. In order to dismiss Tendulkar, a moment of brilliance was always needed as he hardly gave second chances to anyone.

 

In a rain-curtailed fixture, as Australia had to defend 217 from 32 overs, it was imperative to ensure that the Indians didn’t get off to a racing start. For that to happen, Tendulkar had to be sent back to the pavilion early.

 

On a delivery pitched outside the off stump from left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc, Tendulkar saw some width and his eyes lit up. The batting great even connected the square drive from the middle of his willow, but some sheer brilliance from Ponting in the field meant that a potential boundary was converted into a stunning catch at point.

 

Below, is the video of that sensational catch from Ricky Ponting.

 

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