Please note: This is a humorous piece – pure fiction.

Ricky Ponting announced his retirement from international cricket today. What prompted the Australian batting legend to call time on his career when he was arguably only an Indian series away from returning to form? The inside story, in pictures:

The reason Ricky Ponting retired from Test cricket!
The reason Ricky Ponting retired from Test cricket!
The reason Ricky Ponting retired from Test cricket!
The reason Ricky Ponting retired from Test cricket!
The reason Ricky Ponting retired from Test cricket!
The reason Ricky Ponting retired from Test cricket!
The reason Ricky Ponting retired from Test cricket!
The reason Ricky Ponting retired from Test cricket!
The reason Ricky Ponting retired from Test cricket!
The reason Ricky Ponting retired from Test cricket!
The reason Ricky Ponting retired from Test cricket!
The reason Ricky Ponting retired from Test cricket!
 

(Ashwin Kumar is an untrained musician, singer, writer/blogger, satirist, T Rajendar (pseudo)-fanatic, mimic, passionate about stopping female foeticide)
 
(Reproduced with permission from http://www.theunrealtimes.com/. The UnReal Times is one of the top websites for satire, spoof, parody and humour in India.)