Less than a day after experiencing a health scare on the job, former Australia captain Ricky Ponting returned to his commentary duties during the first Australia-West Indies Test match in Perth on the fourth morning. Ponting claimed that “severe pains in the chest” forced him to seek medical attention as a precaution.
“I probably scared a lot of people yesterday and had a scary moment for myself,” Ponting told Channel Seven on Saturday morning (December 3). “I was sitting in the commentary box halfway through the stint and got a couple of really short and sharp pains to my chest. I tried to stretch it out and get rid of it, and probably didn’t want to give too much away when I was on air,” Pointing continued.
Earlier, Ricky Ponting was taken to the hospital after experiencing a medical problem (heart) while commentating on day three of Australia’s maiden test match against the West Indies at Perth Stadium on December 2nd. Around noon, the world cup-winning Australian captain left Perth Stadium due to heart issue.
I had my little mate JL looking after me and I'm back here shiny and new this morning. Ready for a good day of Test cricket after missing the best part of yesterday. https://t.co/w98EUZCS8E
— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) December 3, 2022