This is probably the worst news cricket fans would want to hear on the Boxing day. Legendary commentator Mark Nicholas has been rushed to hospital midway through the Test match between Australia and Pakistan. Mark Nicholas has been a part of the commentary panel for Channel 9 for this Test series.

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In a career spanning over 2 decades, the Englishman has created an unmatched legacy with the mike in hand. One of the fans favorite, Nicholas has described some unforgettable moments in Australian and world cricket, which the fans can never ever forget.

He was carried off on a stretcher whilst he was off-air on day 1 of the match. He was a part of the match in the first half of the game, but due to abdominal pains, he was taken away off the commentary duties post the lunch break. Australia are currently facing Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Michael Slater, fellow commentator for Channel 9, said “Normally Mark Nicholas would be sitting here at this time of the day. Just to let you know, he’s fallen ill with abdominal pains and he’s been taken to hospital for testing. I’m aware it is out there online, so we will keep you up-to-date with the latest news when we receive it. So we wish him well.”

A Channel 9 spokeswoman suggested at 6.30 pm (Australian local time) that he is in good spirits. “Mark is doing much better this evening and is in good spirits,” she said. “He wants to thank the MCG staff for all of their help, and the Channel Nine viewers and cricket community for their good wishes.”

We all wish Mark a speedy recovery.