Ricky Ponting rushed to hospital after suffering heart complications

Ricky Ponting is rushed to hospital after suffering heart complications during the Australia and West Indies Test

  • The Australian test great felt unwell on Friday and went to hospital for check-up
  • It is understood Ricky Ponting had concerns for his heart after feeling unwell
  • He was working as a Channel 7 commentator but left ground and didn’t return 

Ricky Ponting has been rushed to hospital after a heart scare during the Perth test match against the West Indies.

The former Australian captain, champion batsman and television commentator left the Perth Stadium around lunchtime on day three after feeling unwell.

It is understood Ponting, who was working for Channel 7, did not return to the ground.

Cricket great Ricky Ponting has been rushed to hospital after a heart scare during the Perth test match

Ponting is believed to have voluntarily sought help as a precaution and told colleagues he was feeling ok as of Friday evening.

While Ponting’s issue is thought to have related to his heart, his departure for hospital was considered to be a precaution rather than an emergency.

The recent deaths of cricket greats Shane Warne, Andrew Symonds and Dean Jones are thought to have the sport’s former stars on high alert.

‘Ricky Ponting is unwell and will not be providing commentary for the remainder of today’s coverage,’ a Channel 7 spokesperson said.

It is not yet known if Ponting will be on air on Saturday. 

More to come 

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