The long-awaited autobiography of Ricky Ponting - an Australian cricket legend. the number 1 bestseller, At the Close of Play is the inspiring story of Ricky Ponting, one of the greatest Australian cricketers to have worn the baggy green. His autobiography details his journey from his childhood protege, to the highs and lows of an extraordinary international cricket career, to retirement. test captain of Australia in 2004 until handing the job to Michael Clarke in 2011, he is the highest Australian run-scorer of all time in tests and one-day international cricket, second only India's Sachin tendulkar among batsmen from all countries. Ricky's awards in cricket include ICC Player of the Year (twice), Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World, Cricinfo Player of the Decade and Allan Border Medallist (four times). this autobiography of a very private man and one of Australia's most public figures will resonate with lovers of cricket as well as anyone who strives to reach the top of their chosen field. Off the field, Ricky and his wife Rianna have raised in excess of $10 million since 2002 to help young Australians and their families beat cancer.
In 2008 Ricky and Rianna established the Ponting Foundation to provide focus to their fundraising efforts.show more