Shane Warner’s shocking death earlier this year had made everyone scared of uncertainty. During the commentary for Australia vs West Indies test match, commentator Ricky Ponting gave a health scare when he complained of chest pain. The former player was immediately rushed to the hospital for precautionary measures. Fortunately, there was nothing serious and Ricky Ponting was back the next day to resume his duties.

Ricky Ponting was doing commentary for channel 7. On Saturday morning’s episode of Channel Seven, Ponting discussed candidly and freely about his Friday health concern. He was grateful for the speedy response of his longtime buddy and former colleague Justin Langer and Seven’s head of cricket Chris Jones, who pushed him to seek emergency care after he felt discomfort in his chest during a commentary stint on Friday.

I feel great this morning: Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting All Well After Health Scare
Ricky Ponting

“I probably scared a lot of people yesterday and had a scary moment for myself. I had a couple of those incidents. Got through the stint and went to walk to the back of the commentary box and got lightheaded and dizzy, and grabbed the bench. I mentioned to JL on the way out, who was commentating with me, that I had had these pains in my chest and Chris Jones heard me and just reacted straight away and got me out of there. Ten or 15 minutes later, I was in the hospital getting the best treatment that I possibly could,” Ponting said.

Justin Langer also narrated the incident. He addressed that when he saw Ricky Ponting coming towards him, he knew something wasn’t right. Ricky Ponting is Australia’s most successful captain. He is not just loved by fans in Australia but all around the world. After the loss of so many Australian players like Dean Jones, Rod Marsh, Shane Warne, and others, there has been an increased awareness amongst people and players at large to take care of their hearts.

Earlier this year, Ricky Ponting organized a trip with a sizable group of his ex-Australia colleagues from the late 1990s and early 2000s. They made a commitment to better look out for one another and themselves following the loss.

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