Australia had always produced some of the greatest cricket icons over the last few decades. Ricky Ponting is one of them. He is the most successful skipper in Australia. The former right-hand batsman was a prolific run-scorer. The 45-year-old veteran had hanged up his boots long ago. He played his last ODI in 2012 against India. Now he is active in cricket coaching circles. He was associated with Mumbai Indians (MI) and Delhi Capitals (DC) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Now the former Aussie great has forayed into a different ‘pitch’ altogether! Ricky Ponting has started a winemaking business in Australia. He announced the news on Twitter. Former captain wrote in his post, “Really excited to finally launch our new business Ponting Wines. It’s been an honor for Rianna and I to work with one of Australia’s best wine makers, Ben Riggs.”
Ricky Ponting is one of the richest cricketers in Australia. As per the reports of pinkytop.com, his net worth is around $65 million or ₹491 crores. He earns around $4 million per year by promoting various global brands. Apart from that, Ponting is also earning a lot of money in cricket coaching. IPL franchise Delhi Capitals appointed him as the head coach of the team in 2018. As per media reports, he gets around ₹8-10 crore per IPL season. He was all set to join the franchise for IPL 2020. But with coronavirus creating a pandemic situation across the world, the tournament has been postponed for an indefinite period.
They say that behind every successful man there is a woman! This holds very much true for Ricky Ponting. He said in an interview that he became more mature because of his wife Rianna Cantor. The couple got married in 2002. They have three kids together.