Thursday, March 30, 2023

Ricky Ponting suffers well being scare throughout commentary, pays go to to hospital


PERTH: Legendary Australia batter Ricky Ponting suffered a well being scare whereas commentating throughout day Three of the primary Take a look at between Australia and West Indies, which pressured him to depart the commentary field for an impromptu hospital go to.

As per Sydney Morning Herald, Ponting reported feeling unwell halfway on day three of the match at Perth. He travelled to hunt precautionary checks on his coronary heart.

“Ricky Ponting is unwell and won’t be offering commentary for the rest of as we speak’s protection,” a Seven spokesperson stated as reported by The Sydney Morning Herald.

It has been a troublesome couple of years for Australian cricket so far as coronary heart well being is worried. This yr, the sport misplaced two of the most important legends to put on Australian colors, Rod Marsh and Shane Warne in March.

Dean Jones, one other Australian batter additionally instantly handed away as a result of a coronary heart assault in September 2020. Additionally, former Western Australia wicketkeeper and extra just lately Netherlands coach, Ryan Campbell additionally skilled a cardiac episode in April this yr, as a result of which he virtually died.

Ponting has represented Aussies in 168 Checks, having scored 13.378 runs at a median of 51.85, with 41 tons and 62 fifties.

In 375 ODIs, he scored 13,704 runs at a median of 42.03, with 30 centuries and 82 fifties.

In 17 T20Is, he made 401 runs at a median of 28.64 and scored two fifties.

He was part of Australian group that gained three straight 50-over World Cups in 1999, 2003 and 2007, main the aspect to triumphs in later two tournaments as skipper.

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