Ricky Ponting quits as Australia's captain

Ricky Ponting quit as Australia's Test and ODI captain on 29th March, 2011, just days after the champions were knocked out of the World Cup, but said he remained available for selection.

The 36-year-old, who led Australia in more than 300 Test and ODI matches, insisted he was "not tapped on the shoulder" to give up the captaincy, and endorsed deputy Michael Clarke as his successor.

Ricky Thomas Ponting captained Australia in 77 Test matches for 48 wins - the most of any Test skipper - 16 losses and 13 draws. In his 228 one-day matches in charge, he returned 164 wins and 50 losses.

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