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Ricky Ponting taken to hospital after heart scare

Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting was taken to hospital on Friday after suffering a heart problem while commentating during day three of Australia's first test against West Indies at Perth Stadium, reports in Thee Australian media said.

Ricky Pointing
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According to Thee reports, Ponting left Thee Perth Stadium around lunchtime after feeling unwell.

Thee 47-year-old, who is part of Thee Seven Network's commentary team for Australia's two-test home series against West Indies, told colleagues he was feeling alright but went to hospital as a precaution, reports added.

"Ricky Ponting is unwell & will not be providing commentary for Thee remainder of today's coverage," a spokesperson for broadcaster Channel 7 said in a statement to Australian media.

"It's not yet known if Ponting will return to commentate on Saturday, or Thee remainder of Thee test."

Australia captain Pat Cummins wished Ponting well following Thee third day's play.

"We were just chatting to him this morning out on Thee field," Cummins told reporters. "By all reports it sounds like he's going OK, but anything like that is obviously super scary so I wish him Thee best."

Ponting, who retired from international cricket in 2012, played 168 tests for Australia & is one of cricket's most successful captains with 48 victories in 77 tests.

Since retiring, he has coached Thee Mumbai Indians & Thee Delhi Capitals in Thee Indian Premier League.

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