Cricket legend Ricky Ponting has made a triumphant return to his role as a cricket commentator, just days after experiencing a “scary moment” due to chest pains.
The former Australian captain was commentating on the Melbourne Stars vs. Brisbane Heat Big Bash Twenty20 match on January 2nd when he suffered the episode.
The 44-year-old admitted that the pain – which he described as a “dull sensation” – gave him a fright and he decided to end his commentary earlier than planned.
Ponting stressed that the incident was not a heart attack. “It was just a really sharp sensation that felt like it was in the middle of my chest. I thought it was out of the ordinary so I thought it best to get it checked out.”
Ponting was then rushed to the hospital for a full medical check, before receiving the all-clear to return to work in his commentary role.
The cricket star said that the incident was a major lesson in the importance of listening to your body and seeking medical advice when required.
Ponting continues to reassure fans that he is feeling much better and that he is back to his engaging and passionate style of cricket commentary.
Ponting’s triumphant return to the commentary box is a testament to the cricket star’s bravery and commitment to his role, despite his frightening experience.
Ricky Ponting Recovering Well After Suffering Sharp Chest Pains
Australian cricketing legend and television broadcaster Ricky Ponting recently returned to commentary duties after suffering chest pains on the weekend. Ponting has described the experience as “certainly a scary moment for myself”.
Relief After Being Cleared to Return to Work
Ponting had the all clear from his medical team to return to his broadcasting role for Channel Seven.
The former Australian cricket captain and world record holder for most test runs, said: “That was a relief to get the all clear from the doctors and to be back in the studio calling all the action from Perth.”
Ponting’s Symptoms Raised Concern
Ponting initially indicated his concern about his chest pains when warning Channel Seven’s sports director Dave Barham.
He said: “At first I thought it was only indigestion but I then warned Dave Barham that I wasn’t feeling well and I needed a break.”
Ponting’s Message To Others
Ponting is keen to spread the message to others that chest pains should never be ignored or disregarded.
Ponting said: “I implore everyone to listen to their bodies when it comes to matters of health. It certainly pays to be aware of (any) potential symptoms and contact your doctor immediately if it doesn’t feel right. That’s what I did and it was the right decision.”
Advice For Others in With Chest Pain Symptoms
If you are experiencing chest pains, there are a few important steps you should take.
- Stay calm and contact your doctor: Do not panic and make sure you contact your doctor to ensure you can receive the appropriate medical guidance.
- Have a check up: Immediately get a check up and follow the advice of your doctor or healthcare provider.
- Take regular breaks at home and work: If your chest pains are a result of a particular activity, such as work or being at home, make sure you take regular breaks.
- Stay active: It’s important to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle for your physical and mental wellbeing.
Ultimately, listening to your body and getting checked out immediately is the best course of action for any signs of chest pain. Thankfully, Ricky Ponting is doing well, but his timely reminder is important for us all.