Junior and Punter had a great time inside the commentary box. Image courtesy: Video grab
Junior and Punter had a great time inside the commentary box. Image courtesy: Video grab

Ricky Ponting is an out-an-out entertainer. In his heydays charmed the audiences with breathtaking display of batsmanship during and outrageous fielding. The runs that flew from his willow and some of his epic knocks continue to enthrall his fans even today. However, even after retiring, it seems The Punter has not lost his magic. Ponting recently found a new way of entertaining his fans. A part of the commentary team for the ongoing season of Big Bash League (BBL), Ponting did something in a recent game which pleasantly surprised his fans. Besides commentating, he used the microphone to sing a song.

The incident happened when a clash between Sydney Sixers and Hobart Hurricanes was underway at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). Ponting, Mark Waugh and Mark Howard were sitting inside the commentary box when their conversation somehow diverted towards the Barmy Army song about Mark Waugh taking the bookies money. Junior said he does not remember it anymore but at that very moment, The Punter struck. He sang the entire song live on air, sending the other two fellow commentators on a laughing spree and the social media into frenzy, with fans hailing it the TV moment of the year . Soon after, #RickySinging started trending.

The lyrics of the song go like this:

Mark Waugh is an Aussie

He wears a baggy cap

And when he saw the bookie s cash

He said I m having that

He shared it out with Warnie

They went and had some beers

And when the ACB found out

The covered it up for years.

Here s the video of Ponting singing the famous Barmy Army sledge-song on Mark Waugh:

Some of the best reactions from Twitter read:








The tune was good, I don t think my singing was any good, a modest Ponting said afterwards.