The Nawab of Najafgarh, however, greeted the Tasmanian cricketer in his unique style by trolling Ponting.
Sehwag greeted Ponting on his 41st birthday and even hailed the latter as one of the best batsmen. But, Sehwag also made fun of the two time world cup winning team's captain for his aggressive on field gestures.
"Because of these gestures,initially I thought it's Ricky Pointing.Then realised it's Ponting.Hpy Bday to one of the best batsmen,apna Ponty," tweeted Sehwag.
Because of these gestures,initially I thought it's Ricky Pointing.Then realised it's Ponting.Hpy Bday to one of the best batsmen,apna Ponty. pic.twitter.com/fKtzTYvtbi— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 19, 2016
Ponting, the right-handed-batsman from Australia, is most successful captain in the history of ODIs and second most successful skipper in Tests for Australia.
Ponting has played 168 Tests and scored 13,378 runs at an average of 51.85. Punter, he was fondly called, slammed 41 Test centuries.
Hailed as one of the best batsmen of all time, Ponting has represented Australia in 375 ODIs and amassed 13,704 runs and averaged 41. He slammed 30 ODI centuries.
Ponting's leadership skills and leading from the front attitude was widely hailed and respected.