Ricky Ponting

Hobart’s Bellerive Oval

Hobart’s Bellerive Oval is Tasmania’s only venue that hosts international cricket matches on its whopping 20,000-person grounds. Gillie and Marc were commissioned to immortalise beloved former Australia captain, Ricky Ponting who was born and bred in Tasmania.

To Ponting’s absolute delight, he unveiled a statue of himself before the first Test against the West Indies in 2015. The artists have aptly portrayed Australia’s highest-run scorer mid-play, performing his famous pull shot. This signature stroke sent fear into bowlers around the world and was used in over 168 tests during his 17-year-long career.

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