The best part of two decades ago Ricky Ponting smashed an unbeaten 98 off just 55 deliveries in the first ever men’s T20 international – he then hit the new format for an even bigger shot.
“I was on record then of saying, ‘Oh, this is fun, it’s going to be a really good promotional tool for 50 over cricket,’” Ponting told foxsports.com.au.
“I was thinking that it was a bit of a gimmick and probably going to die a couple of years later.”
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Nigh on two decades later, on the eve of the men’s T20 World Cup – the first time the tournament has been held on Australian…