Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Ponting again at commentary field after overcoming chest scare


PERTH: Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting felt “all shiny and new” as he was again on the commentary field within the Australia and West Indies opening Check right here on Saturday after overcoming a heart-related scare.

The 2-time World Cup-winning captain felt “unwell with sharp pains and dizzinnes” in the course of the lunch break on day three of the opening Check and needed to be rushed to the hospital.

“I in all probability scared lots of people yesterday and had a scary second for myself,” Ponting admitted on the Channel 7 broadcast forward of day 4 on Saturday.

“I used to be sitting within the commentary field midway via the stint (on day three) and acquired a few actually quick and sharp pains to my chest. I attempted to stretch it out and eliminate it, and possibly did not wish to give an excessive amount of away after I was on air.”

His former teammate and present commentary companion Justin Langer helped Ponting stroll down the steps to search out Australian crew physician Leigh Golding, earlier than he was rushed to the hospital.

“I had a few these incidents, acquired via the stint and went to stroll to the again of the commentary field and acquired lightheaded and dizzy and grabbed the bench.

“I discussed to JL (Langer) on the way in which out, who was commentating with me, that I had had these pains in my chest and Chris Jones heard me and simply reacted immediately and acquired me out of there. 10 or quarter-hour later, I used to be within the hospital getting the very best remedy that I presumably might.”

Ponting stated he had a “stress-free” afternoon in hospital and sleep to get well, although the 47-year-old nice stated he was on excessive alert given the yr in Australian cricket, with Shane Warne and Rod Marsh dying from shock coronary heart assaults and Ryan Campbell additionally at one stage positioned into an induced coma “I feel the underside line is, the truth that I used to be prepared to share it with JL and the truth that your mate takes care of you, I feel as individuals of our age, we’re slightly reluctant to share a lot or speak about our well being.

“I feel that may be a good studying curve for me yesterday, particularly with what has occurred within the final 12-18 months to essentially shut individuals round us.”

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