ALSO READ ICC pays unique tribute to Kiwi great Brendon McCullum on his birthdayIn 2011, a 21 year old Williamson was touring Australia as a part of the New Zealand squad and was not able to make too much of his chances. Williamson only managed an average of 18 in the Test series and left Australian legend Ricky Ponting unimpressed. When Ponting #39;s ex KKR teammate and former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum prophecised privately that Williamson would go on to become one of the best players in the world, Ponting was not buying any of it. Ponting had noticed how Williamson was weak on his off stump and was overhitting the red ball during a Test series held in Australia that year.
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Ponting was appointed as the captain of the Mumbai Indians in 2013 and the former Aussie skipper played a key role in Mumbai's first triumph. He selflessly dropped himself from the squad as he failed to perform, paving the way for Rohit Sharma to lead the side to their maiden IPL title. He also guided Mumbai to their second title in 2015 as the head coach, he oversaw a dramatic turnaround after Mumbai lost the first five matches of the season.As Jayawardene takes over from Ponting, he will hope to replicate the success as well. The 39 year old Sri Lankan batsman brings a lot of experience with him on the table. The former Sri Lanka captain recently served as the batting consultant for England ahead of their Test series against Pakistan in the UAE.
Multan 2003 Lost by one wicket v PakistanBangladesh's record in their first three years as a Test nation had been nothing short of humiliating when they arrived at Multan for the third and final match of their 2003 tour of Pakistan. They had lost 22 of their 23 previous matches 15 by an innings with only a rainy draw against Zimbabwe to disrupt that sorry record. But then, out of the blue, they produced the game of their lives and came within a solitary wicket of the biggest shock of the decade. Khaled Mahmud their cuddly security blanket of a captain who had begun the tour with a Test bowling average of 406 rose above his reputation with seven wickets in the match, while the left arm spinner Mohammad Rafique confirmed his status as the new attack leader with a first innings five wicket haul. The final day dawned with Pakistan on the ropes at 148 for 6 in their second innings, chasing 261 for victory and with all of their hopes invested in the home town hero, Inzamam ul Haq. He delivered in heroic style, farming the strike and absorbing the pressure to finish 138 not out, despite running out his partner, Umar Gul, with four runs still required. Inzy was showered in rose petals as he left the field in triumph; but even in defeat, Bangladesh's players were garlanded at the airport on their return to Dhaka. Ricky Ponting hauled Australia over the line in their Fatullah chase copy; Getty Images