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Ricky Ponting taken to hospital during Australia vs West Indies Test

Ricky Ponting has been taken to a Perth Hospital after a health scare.

Ricky Ponting healthRicky Ponting. (File)

Former Australia Test captain Ricky Ponting has been reportedly taken to a Perth hospital during the first Test between Australia and West Indies.

According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, Ponting’s colleagues have stated that he is stable but went to the hospital as a precautionary measure to check on his heart after he was feeling unwell.

He was rushed to the hospital around lunch on day three of the first Test and thereby could not commentate in the next session.

Ricky Ponting is unwell and will not be providing commentary for the remainder of today’s coverage,” a Channel 7 spokesperson was quoted as saying by Fox Sports.

“Australia’s team doctor, Leigh Golding, drove Ponting to hospital to be examined after the 47-year-old complained of feeling dizzy,” Sydney Morning Herald said in a report.

Former Australia coach Justin Langer accompanied him to the hospital.

Two Australian legends, Shane Warne and Rod Marsh had passed away this year, while another Australian batter Dean Jones had died of a heart attack in September 2020.

Ponting has played 168 Tests, scoring 13,378 runs and smashed 41 hundreds and 62 half-centuries.

In 375 ODIs, he scored 13,704 runs with 30 hundreds and 82 fifties.

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He also played 17 T20Is.

First published on: 02-12-2022 at 14:15 IST
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