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T20 : Yuzvendra replaces Jadeja as concussion substitute

Ravindra Jadeja was hit on his helmet when the final over was going on in the first innings of the first T20I. Another excellent player of Indian team Yuzvendra Chahal will now take his place. He will take the field in the 2nd innings.

Australian cricket team head coach –  Justin Langer seemed to be a little unhappy after India brought in Yuzvendra Chahal as ‘concussion substitute’ for Ravindra Jadeja in 1st T20I in Canberra on Friday.

Ravindra Jadeja had got a hamstring injury during his knock of 44 from 23 balls. He was limping in the last over and was also hit just on the helmet when he missed a bouncer from Mitchell Starc in the final over of India’s innings.

India, it seems to point out that the knock on the head had forced them to bring in a concussion substitute in place of Jadeja. He also remained unbeaten at 44 off 23 balls, which helped India post 161/7 that ultimately helped our team and proved enough for a win by 11 runs.

Ravindra Jadeja to be replaced

As Ravindra Jadeja was hit on the helmet in the final over of the first innings of the first T20I. Yuzvendra Chahal will now be taking the field in the 2nd innings as a substitute in place of him. Jadeja is currently being assessed and is under medication by the BCCI Medical Team, as the BCCI said in a statement.

However, this did not go well with the Australian team and it’s members and Langer was having an animated serious discussion with the match referee. David Boon was the referee of that match.

Ajit Agarkar and Sanjay Manjrekar, the on-air commentators, said and pointed out that while Langer was justified for his unhappiness, India was within its rights to ask the match referee for Jadeja’s concussion substitute.

Former Australian opener Mark Waugh said on Fox Cricket said and asked that whether he should have had a concussion test there and then? And then continued by saying that He would not have been able to bat.

Gilchrist said that and asked the Indian team and coach that do they think the Australian management would be saying wouldn’t there be protocols that needs to be met to make that judgement. Because he managed to score a lot of runs after that.

Waugh said that they can’t have it in both the ways and also told that they can’t have a substitute who can then bowl for you and then continue bat on as well.

In July 2020, the International Cricket Council (ICC) had allowed like for like concussion substitutes if in case a player got hit on the head and needs to be kept under observation. ICC regulations also allows the concussion test to be conducted at the end of the over, which in this case took place during the innings break.

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