Ex-AUS captain Ponting taken to hospital after heart scare: Report

According to the reports, Ponting left the Perth Stadium around lunchtime after feeling unwell.
Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting
Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting

PERTH: 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 Australian media said.

According to the reports, Ponting left the Perth Stadium around lunchtime after feeling unwell.

The 47-year-old is part of the Seven Network's commentary team for Australia's two-test home series against West Indies.

"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.

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