Ricky Ponting is rushed to hospital after suffering heart complications during the Australia and West Indies Test
- The Australian test leader felt unwell on Friday and went to the hospital for a check-up
- It’s clear that Ricky Ponting was worried about his heart after feeling unwell
- He worked as a commentator on Channel 7, but left the field and did not return
Ricky Ponting has been rushed to hospital after going into cardiac arrest during the Perth test match against West Indies.
The former Australian captain, batsman champion and television commentator left Perth Stadium at lunchtime on day three after suffering from vertigo.
It is clear that Ponting, who worked for Channel 7, did not return to the ground.
Cricket great Ricky Ponting has been rushed to hospital after palpitations during test match in Perth
Ponting, 47, is said to have voluntarily sought help as a precautionary measure because of the symptoms he was experiencing.
He is said to have told colleagues that he felt good from Friday evening.
While Ponting’s problem is believed to be related to vertigo, he went to the hospital for heart tests as a precaution rather than as an emergency.
“Ricky Ponting is unwell and will not be commenting for the remainder of today’s coverage,” a Channel 7 spokesperson said.
It is not yet known whether Ponting will be on the air on Saturday.
The recent deaths of cricket greats Shane Warne, Andrew Symonds and Dean Jones are said to have left the sport’s former stars on high alert.
Warne died of a heart attack in Thailand in March at the age of 52.
Another former test player Ryan Campbell survived a cardiac arrest in April this year at the age of 50.
More to come