Australian veteran Ricky Ponting rushed to hospital; leaves live commentary of AUS vs WI

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According to reports from Australian media cited by news agency Reuters, former Australia captain 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 2 December. Around noon, the world cup-winning Australian captain left Perth Stadium due to illness.

The 47-year-old is a member of the commentary team for Australia’s two-test home series against the West Indies on the Seven Network.

“Ricky Ponting is unwell and will not be providing commentary for the remainder of today’s coverage,” a spokesperson for broadcaster Channel 7 said in a statement to Australian media.