Former Australian batting great and captain Ricky Ponting has been rushed to the hospital due to a health scare, according to reports.

Ricky Ponting : Condition | Health scare | Hospital

A prolific batter, Ponting is Australia’s leading run-scorer in Test and ODI cricket. He was named “Cricketer of the Decade 2000” was named in the country’s best Ashes XI in a Cricket Australia poll in 2017 and in July 2018 he was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.

Ricky Ponting : Condition | Health scare | Hospital

He is the current assistant coach of the Australian national men’s cricket team, having been appointed to the role in February 2019.

Ponting announced his retirement from Test cricket in November 2012, the day before playing in his final Test against South Africa; this was his 168th and last Test appearance, equalling the Australian record held by Steve Waugh.

He retired with a Test batting average of 51.85, although he continued to play cricket around the world until 2013.

Ricky Ponting condition 

Narrating his health situation that led to sending shockwaves around the cricket world, Ricky Ponting said he got ‘a couple of really short and sharp pains’ in his chest when he was on air but ‘didn’t want to give too much away’.

Australia’s two-time World Cup-winning captain Ricky Ponting returned to commentary duties a day after he was rushed to hospital with a suspected heart problem.

Ponting complained of chest pain during the Lunch session of Day 3 in the Australia vs West Indies 1st Test in Perth and was immediately taken to the hospital.

The legendary batter was treated and cleared of any serious concerns. “I probably scared a lot of people yesterday and had a scary moment for myself,” Ponting said on Saturday after returning to the ground.

The former Australia No.3 is currently part of the Seven Cricket broadcasting team for the West Indies tour of Australia. Narrating his health situation that led to sending shockwaves around the cricket world, Ponting said he got ‘a couple of really short and sharp pains’ in his chest when he was on air but ‘didn’t want to give too much away’.

“I was sitting in the comms box halfway through the stint and got a couple of really short and sharp pains to my chest as I tried to stretch it out and get rid of it, and probably didn’t want to give too much away when I was on air. I had a couple of those incidents, got through the stint and went to walk to the back of the commentary box and got lightheaded and dizzy and grabbed the bench,” he said.

Ricky Ponting health scare 

Australian stalwart and former skipper Ricky Ponting was rushed to the hospital on December 2, 2022, while commentating during Australia vs West Indies Test match.

The match is being played in the Optus stadium Perth and was reportedly rushed to a nearby hospital during lunch on the third day of the first Test.

Ricky Ponting : Condition | Health scare | Hospital

Ricky Ponting who is one of Australia’s most successful skippers now works as a broadcaster and the coach for the reputed IPL franchise Delhi Capitals. 

According to The Daily Telegraph spokesperson for Channel 7 said ‘Ricky Ponting is unwell and will not be providing commentary for the remainder of today’s coverage.

Fulfilling his commentary commitments, Ponting was at the Optus Stadium conducting his Seven Network commentary duties and that is when he started to feel unwell.

As of now, it is being learned that Ponting suffered a heart scare, but sources close to the former skipper are yet to confirm the details about it. 

After being on the broadcast for 40 long minutes, Ponting walked out of the comm box during lunch hour. Ponting was accompanied by his former teammate Justin Langer and was later sent to a hospital as a precautionary measure.

As per the latest developments, he told his colleagues that he was feeling okay, but he did not return for the rest of the day. 

Hospital

Former Australia captain and Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting is in better condition. As per reports in Australian media, he will be seen in commentary box once again on DAY-4 of ongoing Perth Test between Australia vs WestIndies.

Ponting was discharged from Royal Perth hospital after a battery of tests. On Friday, the he was rushed to the hospital after complaining of chest pain during lunch break of Day 3 of Australia vs WestIndies 1st Test in Perth.

Ricky Ponting : Condition | Health scare | Hospital

While Australian cricket team doctors treated him on the spot, they advised him to check in to a hospital. Former teammate Justin Langer was with him when Ponting fell ill.

Ponting complained of unease during his commentary stint with Channel 7 on Friday. It was during lunch time that he was taken to a Perth hospital. As per local media, he is stable and told his colleagues that he is doing okay.

His condition is not serious as per Australian media. However, as a precaution, he will remain at the hospital for some time.

After his commentary session on Day 3 of Australia vs WestIndies 1st Test, Ponting complained of unease. He was swiftly transported to a Perth hospital for checks. He has informed the broadcaster and his colleagues that he is doing okay.

Australia Cricket team doctors checked him during lunch break and advised him to check in to a hospital.

By Rishabh

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