Cricket commentator Mark Nicholas was resting in hospital on Monday after being taken to an ambulance from Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on the first day of the second cricket test between Australia and Pakistan. Also Read - India vs New Zealand: Indian Fan Verbally Abuses Commentator, Banned From Entering Bay Oval - Report

The English commentator, a former Hampshire captain and a long-time member of the television commendatory team for the Australian Channel Nine, was taken to Epworth Hospital suffering severe abdominal pains. Also Read - David Warner Records Maiden Triple Century in Tests, Goes Past Don Bradman And Mark Taylor

Paramedics treated Nicholas after he fell ill in the commentary box and recommended he be taken to the hospital. He was not an air at the time.  (The year 2016 belongs to underachievers) Also Read - Australia vs Pakistan Dream11 Team Prediction 2nd Test: Captain And Vice Captain, Fantasy Tips Pakistan Tour of Australia 2019 Cricket Tips For Today 1st Test Match AUS vs PAK at Adelaide Oval 9:00 AM IST

A Channel Nine spokesman said the 59-year-old commentator was “doing much better this evening and is in good spirits. He wants to thank the MCG staff for all of their help and the Channel Nine viewers and cricket community for their good wishes.”

“During a break today, Mark Nicholas had some abdominal pains,” she said. “He has gone to the hospital for appropriate checks.” (Lectured on morality, Mohammd Shami hits back at trolls)

Nicholas’ fellow commentator, Michael Slater, confirmed the news during the tea break without adding further details of Nicholas’ condition.

“Normally Mark Nicholas would be sitting here at this time of the day,” Slater said. “Just to let you know, he’s fallen ill with abdominal pains and he’s been taken to hospital for testing. I’m aware it is out there online, so we will keep you up-to-date with the latest news when we receive it. So we wish him well.”

News Corp reported that Nicholas had been sweating profusely and visibly struggling, and was taken to Channel Nine’s broadcasting box on a stretcher.