Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting has mentioned the 2005 Ashes was one of the enthralling contests that he has been a part of.
Ponting was requested by Australia batsman David Warner to speak about a few of his biggest Ashes recollections on Instagram.
“It was my childhood dream to play some Ashes cricket. I’ve performed in eight or 9 Ashes collection so there are some fond recollections after which there are some which aren’t that fond recollections,” Ponting mentioned in Instagram video he uploaded after Warner’s request.
“One such not so fond reminiscence contains the 2005 Ashes collection, the place we have been crushed by Michael Vaughan’s England. It was in all probability one of many all-time nice collection, Vaughan’s workforce was too good. We received the primary Take a look at at Lord’s however then got here the Edgbaston Take a look at, it was one of many all-time nice Assessments and we got here up brief, then within the third Take a look at we needed to battle it out for a draw,” he added.
England had received the Ashes in 2005 after the hosts beat Australia 2-1 within the five-match collection.
Australia had emerged victorious within the opening Take a look at at Lord’s, however then the facet went on to lose the second and fourth Take a look at match.
Ponting additionally referred to England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff shaking Aussie pacer Brett Lee’s hand after successful the second Take a look at by two runs, saying these are recollections which are remembered eternally.
“The fourth Take a look at we ended up shedding and England snuck up the road, and the fifth led to a draw, and we ended up shedding the Ashes. Sadly, we weren’t ok. The eternal picture to return out of that collection was that of Brett Lee and Andrew Flintoff down on one knee celebrating the top of a fantastic Take a look at match,” Ponting mentioned.
“After successful the match, Flintoff’s first gesture was to go as much as Brett, they’re the issues I keep in mind about Ashes cricket probably the most, we loved taking part in onerous on the pitch and so did Vaughan’s workforce within the 2005 collection,” he added.