I have been lucky to play as many Tests and cherish every moment, says Ricky Ponting

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting, who was caught by Jacques Kallis off the bowling of Robin Peterson, announced his impending retirement before the Perth Test against South Africa - his 168th Test.

updated: December 03, 2012 18:17 IST
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Perth: Despite a cheap dismissal on Monday, Ricky Ponting went out in style, leaving the game as Australia's all-time leading Test batsman after a poignant guard of honour from the South Africans.

Not long after the adoring crowd in Perth gave him a rousing sendoff, Australia's most successful captain was soon back in the pavilion with just eight runs as his side chased an improbable 632 to win the third Test.

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