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Legendary Botham says world of cricket will miss likes of ‘great’ Ponting

Legendary Botham says world of cricket will miss likes of ‘great’ Ponting

London, Nov 30 : Former England batsman Ian Botham has said the world of cricket would miss a great cricketer in Ricky Ponting after the Tasmanian great announced retirement after the Perth Test against South Africa.
"Ricky Ponting is a magnificent cricketer. Hard, tough, uncompromising on the field and a top bloke off it. And from a difficult start as a kid in the game, he has gone on to be one of the most respected figures in it and that will stay with him forever," Botham wrote in his column for the Daily Mirror.
"Now that he has decided to call it a day, the game has simply lost the entertainment provided by another legend. He will be a little disappointed that he couldn't keep going to get one more tilt at the Ashes under his belt, but he has been around long enough to know when the time is right," added.
"I think his decision is -absolutely spot on because he's left the public wanting more, and you could tell by the emotion from his skipper Michael Clarke that the Aussie dressing room wanted more too," he further wrote.
Botham added: "The rest of his life will stretch out in front of him now and I'm sure, along with time spent with the family, the golf courses of the world will get a bit of a hammering." (ANI)

Premier League set to introduce famous WC 'vanishing spray' next season

Richard ScudamoreLondon, July 31 - Premier League is set to add the Vanishing spray in the next season, after its success at the 2014 World Cup.

The spray was used to draw bordering lines for free-kicks, corner-kicks and defensive walls.  Read more »

Everton signs Romelu Lukaku for record breaking 28m pounds

Romelu LukakuLondon, July 31 - English football club Everton has signed Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku in a record breaking 28 million pound deal.

The club is aiming to challenge its city rival Liverpool with this transfer.  Read more »

Ishant Sharma ruled out of fourth Test against England

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Moeen's six for helps England win against India in Southampton Test

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F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone attempts to settle bribery trial

Bernie-EcclestoneLondon, July 30 : Lawyers of the Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone said that the F1 boss was ready to pay 25 million euros to a German bank to resolve the bribery case against him.  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »