Ricky Ponting © Getty Images
Ricky Ponting © Getty Images


Sydney: Jan 5, 2014


Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting‘s controversial autobiography ”At The Close Of Play” was reportedly the biggest selling sports book of 2013, pushing the 100,000 mark in sales.


The compelling book sold comfortably twice as many copies as Steve Waugh‘s one (which sold roughly 40,000), with former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s memoirs rounding out the top three.


According to News.com.au, the memoirs of former Australian Formula One racer Casey Stoner, retired cricketers Michael Hussey and tennis legend Rod Laver also proved popular and comfortably topped the 10,000 sales mark.


Australian captain Michael Clarke’s Ashes diary was a slow seller but began flying off the shelves as soon as his team started hammering England, the report added.