Ricky Ponting, an Australian cricket star, was transported to the hospital during the first Test between Australia and the West Indies in Perth due to a health crisis.
According to the Daily Telegraph, the Australian great was rushed to Perth hospital around lunchtime on day three and was unable to go on TV for the afternoon sessions as a result.
At lunchtime, Ponting was discreetly driven to Royal Perth Hospital, where he remained under observation as stumps approached on day three. The 47-year-old left the stadium at midday and went to the hospital as a precaution.
According to foxsports.com sources
“Ricky Ponting is unwell and will not be providing commentary for the remainder of today’s coverage,” a Channel 7 spokesperson said.
“It’s not yet known if Ponting will return to commentate on Saturday or the remainder of the Test.”
Ponting’s health fear is not regarded to be serious, but he decided to get checked out since he was concerned about some symptoms he was experiencing.
Ponting announced his retirement from international cricket in 2012. In 2002, he took over as one-day captain, then in 2004, he succeeded Steve Waugh as Test captain. He went on to become Australia’s most successful captain, winning 48 Tests.
Following Australia’s defeat in the 2005 Ashes series in England, Ponting led Australia to a 5-0 sweep in the rematch in 2007, topping the run charts with 576 runs at an average of 82.28.
Under Ponting’s captaincy, Australia won the 50-over World Cup in 2003 and 2007.