Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has been taken to hospital after struggling a coronary heart scare throughout day three of the primary Take a look at between Australia and the West Indies in Perth.
Ponting, certainly one of Australia’s biggest ever batsmen, is Channel 7’s star commentator however left the bottom round lunch time on day three and missed the afternoon classes.
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The 47-year-old reportedly instructed his colleagues he’s feeling alright however wished to take each potential precaution after changing into unwell.
“Ricky Ponting is unwell and won’t be offering commentary for the rest of as we speak’s protection,” a Channel 7 spokesperson mentioned through The Day by day Telegraph.
Newscorp reported Langer took Ponting to see the Australian workforce physician earlier than the choice was made to take him to hospital.
Ponting’s coronary heart grievance isn’t believed to be critical. Channel 7 are but to substantiate if Ponting will commentate on day 4 in Perth.
Scares corresponding to this may hit near dwelling. That is the primary summer time with out Shane Warne, who died aged 52 after a coronary heart assault in Thailand in March.
Tributes got here from the world over after his premature demise, together with from Ponting, who captained Warne all through his profession.
Requested on the time by Isa Guha if there was one thing Ponting wished he may say to Warne, the previous Aussie captain mentioned: “As I’ve mentioned to quite a lot of the blokes I’ve been speaking to over the past couple of days, simply how a lot I really like him.
“I didn’t say that, however I want I did.”
Warne’s demise got here simply hours after the passing of fellow Aussie cricket legend Rod Marsh, which the Spin King had acknowledged in his remaining tweet.
“Unhappy to listen to the information that Rod Marsh has handed. He was a legend of our nice sport & an inspiration to so many younger boys & women,” Warne wrote.
“Rod cared deeply about cricket & gave so much-especially to Australia & England gamers. Sending tons & numerous like to Ros & the household. RIP mate.”