London, Aug 11: Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting today (August 11) picked his "All-Time XI" which includes only one Indian.
In recent times, cricketers have revealed their "Greatest XIs" on Lord's Cricket Ground's official Twitter account. And on Thursday, it was the turn of Ponting to make his choices.
Ponting has selected 5 Australians, 2 West Indians, 1 each from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and South Africa. (Brendon McCullum's All-Time XI)
Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar is the lone Indian who made Ponting's greatest team, which has Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara as the captain.
Australian's Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer are the openers followed by South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis.
"There's not too many greatest XIs you could pick without Sachin in it," Ponting said of Tendulkar.
"His longevity in the game was remarkable, he had a great record against Australia, and as a captain of an opposition team playing against him, he gave us lots of nightmares and certainly won lots of games, one-day internationals or Test matches," he added.
Both Ponting and Tendulkar face each other in several matches at the international level and after that played together for Mumbai Indians in Indian Premier League (IPL). They also took up coaching and mentoring role with the Mumbai franchisee.
Who are all there in Ponting's team. Find out below.
Ponting's All-Time XI
1. Matthew Hayden (Australia)
2. Justin Langer (Australia)
3. Jacques Kallis (South Africa)
4. Sachin Tendulkar (India)
5. Brian Lara (West Indies)
6. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka, captain)
7. Adam Gilchrist (Australia, wicketkeeper)
8. Shane Warne (Australia)
9. Wasim Akram (Pakistan)
10. Curtly Ambrose (West Indies)
11. Glenn McGrath (Australia)