Australia cricket great Ricky Ponting in hospital after heart scare

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Ricky Ponting was taken to infirmary connected Friday aft the erstwhile Australia skipper suffered a bosom occupation portion commentating during time 3 of Australia’s archetypal Test against West Indies successful Perth.

According to the reports, Ponting near Optus Stadium astir lunchtime aft feeling unwell. The 47-year-old is portion of the Seven Network’s commentary squad for Australia’s two-Test location bid against West Indies.

It’s been reported Ponting suffered a bosom scare, but nary confirmed details person been made nationalist astir his condition.

“Ricky Ponting is unwell and volition not beryllium providing commentary for the remainder of today’s coverage,” a spokesperson for broadcaster Channel 7 said successful a connection to Australian media.

“I privation Ricky the best,” Test skipper Pat Cummins said aft play connected time three.

“We were conscionable chatting to him this greeting retired connected the field. By each reports it sounds similar he’s going OK. Anything similar that is ace scary, truthful we privation him the best.”

Ponting is simply a fable of Australian cricket aft a glittering playing vocation spanning 168 Tests and 375 ODIs.

Australian cricket has been rocked by a bid of tragedies this year.

Rod Marsh died successful February astatine the property of 74 aft suffering a monolithic bosom attack.

Shane Warne died from a suspected bosom onslaught portion connected vacation successful Thailand successful March, portion Andrew Symonds was killed successful a car clang successful May.

Former Australian cricketer Ryan Campbell was fixed conscionable a 7% accidental of surviving aft being placed successful an induced coma for 7 days aft a cardiac apprehension successful April.

Campbell survived that ordeal, and helium led the Netherlands to a celebrated triumph implicit South Africa astatine the caller T20 World Cup.

That effect ended South Africa’s hopes of reaching the semi-finals, continuing a fearfulness tally of World Cup failures for the nation.