Australian cricketing icon Ricky Ponting is said to have spent a staggering $20 million on an opulent property in the Melbourne suburb of Toorak. The former Australian captain reportedly paid more for the property than it was advertised for in the market, according to multiple reports circulating in Australian media circles.
The price of the opulent home was reportedly quoted between $19 million and $20.6 million. Nonetheless, it is rumoured to have cost a staggering $20.75 million to purchase. According to The Age, the opulent hotel has a surface area of 1400 square metres, indoor and outdoor areas, and a fully modernised kitchen. Ponting already owns a lavish property in Brighton that he paid $9.2 million back in 2013.
Despite the fact that not much is known about Ponting’s most recent eye-popping acquisition, his Brighton residence is home to mesmerising luxuries that are out of the price range of the average person. According to reports, the Brighton home features seven bedrooms, a private theatre, and an adjacent private alley that leads to the beach. It is interesting that the former Australian captain operates numerous enterprises in addition to his long-standing involvement with the gentleman’s game.
One of the finest captains and batters to ever play the game is the Australian batting master. Ponting accomplished everything he was capable of as a batter and as the captain of his country during the course of a career spanning more than 17 years. After India’s Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, he finished his Test career as the second-highest run scorer in Test cricket history. Ponting made his Test debut in December 1995 against Sri Lanka, and he went on to amass 13378 runs in 168 matches.
In addition, he led his squad honourably in 375 ODI matches while scoring 13704 runs for his nation. He twice assisted Australia in winning the ODI World Cup (2003 and 2007). Since hanging up his playing cleats in 2012, “Punter,” as he is affectionately referred to by his teammates, has maintained his association with the game and established a reputation in the coaching community as well as as a well-liked commentator.
During his stint as head coach, the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians managed to clinch the coveted title in 2015. He has rendered his services to the Australian cricket team as well, though in short bursts. He has been taking care of Delhi Capitals as their head coach since 2018 and has propelled them to the finals too.