Australian legend Ricky Ponting resumes commentary post medical emergency

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.

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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.