Ricky Ponting resign as Australia's Captain, Clarke take charge

Ricky Ponting resign as Australia's Captain after defeat in world cup 2011. Ponting has relinquished his one-day and Test captaincy roles with his deputy Michael Clarke tipped to take over. The 36-year-old made the announcement at the Sydney Cricket Ground at 1pm today.
Ponting has captained Australia in 77 Test matches for 48 wins - the most of any Test skipper - 16 losses and 13 draws. His 227 one-day matches in charge returned 163 wins, 50 losses and two World Cups. But following a recent lean stretch with the bat, Ponting became tetchy in Australia's failed World Cup defence. Twice, Ponting apologised for, he says inadvertently, damaging a dressing room television and his reaction to colliding with teammate Steve Smith when taking a catch.