Kolkata, Dec 4: India's Yuvraj Singh said that he was amazed by the attitude of Australia's Ricky Ponting who retired from international cricket after the Perth Test, also termed the Australian legend as one of his favourite cricketers, in a tweet on his micro-blogging site.
Ricky Ponting, who announced his retirement ahead of the Perth Test, saying that his form had forced him to take the decision, drew a lot of appreciation from the cricketing world as he was sensible enough to take a call on his future very early.
Yuvraj Singh, an admirer of Ricky Ponting, tweeted on his micro-blogging site and said that the 37-year-old Aussie legend was one of his favourites of the game and he loved watching the Aussie.
"Sad Ricky Ponting has retired! But was amazed with his attitude on the field... a lion hearted player! Specially the way he fielded," Yuvraj tweeted on Monday.
"One of my fav(ourite) and greats of the game has retired! So long punter (Ponting) u were a treat to watch. Last big motive for younger guys would be the Ponting innings of 140 in the world cup final (2003) against India (that) took the game away from us," tweeted Yuvraj.
With 13,378 runs off 168 Tests, at an average of 51.85 and a highest score of 257, Ricky Ponting has scored 41 centuries and 62 half centuries.
Given the ODI career, Ponting played 375 matches and scored 13,704 runs including 30 centuries with a highest score of 164.
Ponting who has represented Australia in 168 Tests, holds the record for the most Test caps with Steve Waugh who has also played 168 Tests during his international career.