Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting quickly comes to mind when we talk about pull shot. The right-handed batsman mastered the stroke arguably like no other. He played it with ease and sight of him pulling the short ball was treat to the sore eyes. Also See- Ricky Ponting birthday: Cricket world celebrates the contribution of former Australian Captain!

Despite being of shorter height, Ponting could very well get on top of the ball and dispatch it somewhere over the deep mid-wicket, deep square leg or fine leg. His control while playing the shot is something purists continue to swear by even today.

Pull shot became Ponting’s trademark as he pummeled bowlers all over the world. It obviously was his favourite shot and would use to dominate the bowlers. The sweet spot sound Ponting’s bat made while playing the pull shot bears testimony to the skills he possessed.

As the Australian World Cup winning captain turns 41 today, on his birthday, we share with you the compilation of his pull shots. It surely is a treat to watch!