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Like father like son! Ricky Ponting’s adorable first Twitter and Instagram posts

Like father like son! Ricky Ponting’s adorable first Twitter and Instagram posts

Cricket fans have been anticipating this moment for years, and their wish has finally been granted: Ricky Ponting has joined social media.

While most Aussie athletes are active on social media platforms, Ponting has avoided Instagram and Twitter until now.

The 44-year-old tweeted four adorable photos of his son Fletcher playing cricket to mark his first post.

The pictures show the doting dad teaching Fletcher how to grip a cricket bat during their first net session together.

“A day of firsts; finally on social media and the first net with my son Fletcher,” posted Ponting.

Shortly after, Ponting made an Instagram account, where he posted footage of him throwing tennis balls at his son in the nets. The younger Ponting was a natural, and clearly following in his father’s footsteps as he hit a shot that went right above his dad’s head.

Channel 7’s cricket account was dropping hints on their Twitter about a “big, huge, enormous, massive breaking news”.

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A day of firsts; finally on social media and the first net with my son Fletcher.

A post shared by Ricky Ponting AO (@rickyponting) on Dec 11, 2019 at 12:08am PST

“In exactly one hour, there will be breaking news; a never before seen event,” posted 7 Cricket.

“Although it will be more important to people on Twitter rather than those who aren’t.”

Within one hour, Ponting’s Twitter and Instagram accounts had over 3700 and 1300 followers respectively.