Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting was sent to hospital in Perth after experiencing some health-related distress while operating as a television maestro during the ongoing Test match against the West Indies. Ponting, 47, had been commentating for Channel 7 during the third morning but is comprehended to have desired medical attention at the lunch interval at Optus Stadium. The veteran batsman was taken to a car by his old team-mate, and former Australia head coach, Justin Langer.
Health issues among former players are especially a major issue in Australian cricket, after the sudden deaths of Shane Warne and Dean Jones from heart-related complications. Another former Australia cricketer, new Durham coach Ryan Campbell, also came through a cardiac arrest earlier this year. It is currently not clear whether Ponting will be back on air over the weekend.