Australian cricket legend Ricky Ponting has been taken to hospital during the first Test between Australia and the West Indies in Perth after suffering a health scare.
The Daily Telegraph reported the Channel 7 commentator was rushed to Perth hospital at around lunch time on day three and was not on air for the afternoon sessions as a result.
Ponting has reportedly told colleagues that he is feeling OK, but went to hospital for checks as a precaution after feeling unwell.
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“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.”
The nature of Ponting’s health scare is not thought to be serious, but he chose to get checked out after he was concerned with some symptoms he was experience.
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