Ricky Ponting says he feels ‘all shiney and new’ after ‘scary moment’

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting on Saturday stated that he feels “all shiny and new” after a “scary second” on Day 3 of the primary Check match between Australia and West Indies when he was rushed to hospital.

Ponting was taken to the hospital after chest pains, dizziness and lightheadedness.

“I in all probability scared lots of people yesterday and had a scary second for myself,” Ponting stated on Channel 7.

“I used to be sitting within the comms field midway by the stint and obtained a few actually brief and sharp pains to my chest. I attempted to stretch it out and do away with it, and doubtless didn’t need to give an excessive amount of away after I was on air.

“I had a few these incidents, obtained by the stint and went to stroll to the again of the commentary field and obtained lightheaded and dizzy and grabbed the bench.

“I discussed to JL on the way in which out, who was commentating with me, that I had had these pains in my chest and Chris Jones (government producer) heard me and simply reacted immediately and obtained me out of there. 10 or quarter-hour later, I used to be within the hospital getting one of the best therapy that I probably might.

“I really feel nice this morning, I’m all shiny and new this morning, however I feel the underside line is, the very fact I used to be keen to share it with JL and that your mate takes care of you, I feel as individuals of our age, we’re a bit reluctant to share a lot or discuss our well being and I feel that could be a good studying curve for me yesterday, particularly with what has occurred within the final 12-18 months actually shut individuals round us.

“My little mate sorted me and obtained me down there and I’m again shiny and new this morning.”

Justin Langer, who took Ponting to the hospital stated: I knew if Ricky Ponting involves me and says one thing shouldn’t be fairly proper, properly, you already know one thing shouldn’t be fairly proper. I feel it’s a nice lesson for everybody.”

“That after our 12 months, it has develop into very printed, with Rod Marsh and Shane Warne, after all, Ryan Campbell, when somebody says they’ve obtained one thing occurring, then speak up.

“And it was good to see the little fella not being the robust man, not being the Ice Man, and reaching out to his buddies. And as Ricky stated, we obtained some nice look after him yesterday afternoon.”


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