Melbourne: Hailing Ricky Ponting's "no-fear" attitude, West Indies great Viv Richards said the recently-retired former Australian skipper is up there with the world's very best.
"Certainly he's up there with the very best. What I love about him more than anything else, you look at the way he walks out to the crease. He always has presence," Richards said.
"There is a tenaciousness about him. He walks out and believes. He's not going to be intimidated by no one. I would like guys like that. I appreciate seeing guys who come out and have a particular presence," he added.