Ricky Ponting – a “Great” already?

This article grabbed my attention just now, for the astonishing statistic that Ricky Ponting scored his 22nd century yesterday. 2200 in hundreds alone – what a player.

With his 22nd Test century, scored in almost even-time against the New Zealanders yesterday, Ponting moved to outright fifth place among Australia’s most prolific century-makers, behind Steve Waugh (32), Donald Bradman (29), Allan Border (27) and Greg Chappell (24).

Steve Waugh will always be my favourite batsman, but Ponting’s up there with most-pleasing-hooker-to-watch, if you’ll pardon the pun…