Ricky Ponting on Fox Cricket: “This is a win of justice against cricket mafia. Your money and power is still not winning World Cups for you. How embarrassing.” Ponting owned India and BCCI
Australia won a record-extending 6th title in the ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 by defeating India in the final match held on November 19 in Ahmedabad. Meanwhile, it is claimed on social media platforms that Ricky Ponting, an Australian cricketer, pointed out Australia’s victory as a win of justice against the cricket mafia in a Fox Cricket interview. The post further claims that he said India and BCCI’s money and power are still not winning World Cups for India. Some of the posts with such a claim can be seen here and here.
What is the truth?
The viral posts claim that Ricky Ponting mentioned India and BCCI as cricket mafia to Fox Cricket. When searching with relevant keywords we found that he did not utter anything as claimed. An article titled “Ricky Ponting, Michael Vaughan and Nasser Hussain call out India for tactical pitch ‘backfire’”, published on Fox Cricket website reported that he said, “It was very, very sub-continental conditions today. A wicket preparation that has probably ended up backfiring on India to be totally fair”, in his commentary.
We did not find anywhere in the Fox Cricket article that Ponting said that Australia’s victory against India was a win of justice against the cricket mafia. There are no credible news reports that say Ricky Ponting making the alleged statement. We also did not find any such posts when skimming through the Instagram profile of Ricky Ponting as well.
There were multiple instances where social media users shared misinformation in the name of World Cup 2023. YouTurn covered most of it, and can be read below.
The claim that Ricky Ponting said Australia’s victory against India was a win of justice against the cricket mafia is false. He also did not say BCCI’s money and power is not getting World Cup for India.