The former Australia captain,Ricky Ponting suffered a heart problem while commentating during day three of Australia’s first Test against West Indies in Perth. He was rushed to the hospital on Friday after this happened.
Ricky Ponting left Optus Stadium around lunchtime after feeling unwell, said the reports. 47-year-old Ricky Ponting is a part of the Seven Network’s commentary team for Australia’s two-Test home series against West Indies.
No confirmed details have been made to public about Pointing
According to the reports, he suffered a heart scare. But no confirmed details have been made to public about his situation. A spokesperson for broadcaster Channel 7 said in a statement to Australian media that, “Ricky Ponting is unwell and will not be providing commentary for the remainder of today’s coverage,”.also read:-Shah Rukh Khan performs Umrah in Mecca after wrapping Dunki in Saudi Arabia.
Test captain Pat Cummins said after play on day three, “I wish Ricky the best. We were just chatting to him this morning out on the field. By all reports it sounds like he’s going OK. Anything like that is super scary, so we wish him the best.” Ricky Ponting is a legend of Australian cricket after a glittering playing career. He spanned about 168 Tests and 375 ODIs.
Australian cricket are rocked by a series of tragedies this year
This year, Australian cricket has been rocked by a series of tragedies . First, Rod Marsh died at the age of 74 in February after suffering a massive heart attack. Then, Shane Warne died in Thailand in March from a suspected heart attack. And then, Andrew Symonds was killed in a car crash in May.
Ryan Campbell who is the former Australian cricketer, was also given just a 7% chance of surviving after cardiac arrest in April. He was placed in an induced coma for seven days after this. But he survived that ordeal, and he led the Netherlands to a famous victory over South Africa at the recent T20 World Cup.That resulted South Africa’s hopes of reaching the semi-finals, after run of World Cup failures for the nation.