Ricky Ponting Rushed To Hospital Following Heart Scare During Commentary In Perth Test
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting was rushed to the hospital after a health scare which occured to him during the first test between Australia and West Indies.
New Delhi: Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting was rushed to the hospital after a suspected heart scare that occured during day 3 of the first Test between Australia and West Indies. Reports suggests that the 47-year-old was commentating when it happened and he was taken to the hospital without any delay. There are also reports that Ponting is absolutely fine now and expected to recover soon.
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According to a report in Fox Sports, Ponting, who is contracted with Channel 7 as a commentator, was rushed to the Royal Perth hospital at around lunch time on day three and was still there under observation approaching stumps on day three.
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‘Ricky Ponting is unwell and will not be providing commentary for the remainder of today’s coverage,’ a Channel 7 spokesperson said, according to the report.
The report further added that the nature of Ponting’s health scare is not thought to be serious, but he chose to go for a check-up after he was concerned with some symptoms he had to experience.
Australia’s cricketing community had been rocked by the passing away of Shane Warne, Rod Marsh, Andrew Symonds and Dean Jones in the past few years. One of their former Test players, ex-Netherlands head coach Ryan Campbell survived a cardiac arrest in April this year.
Ponting remains the most successful captain in the history of international cricket with 220 victories in 324 matches with a win percentage rate of 67.91.
With Agency Inputs
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