The Indian team defeated Australia by 11 runs in the first match of the T20 series. In the match, spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was included as a concussion substitute in place of injured all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. Chahal was the man of the match with 3 wickets. All players, including Australian coach Justin Langer and all-rounder Moises Henriques, were unhappy at the replacement.
At the same time, talking about the Indian side, former cricketer Virender Sehwag, Sunil Gavaskar termed this replacement exactly the right decision. In fact, during India’s innings in the match, batsman Jadeja complained of ham-string in the 19th over. After this, Mitchell Starc’s ball in the 20th over hitted to Jadeja’s helmet.
All-rounder should be replaced instead of all-rounder
Henriques said, “I have no problem with concussion replacement.” If the player is hit by a ball and the doctor recommends a replacement, then it is fine. But it should be the same according to the replacement rule. The all-rounder should have replaced the all-rounder. But Bowler came on the field, who bats at number 11. I believe it is not right. “
Symptoms can also be found within 24 hours
Sehwag said, “The decision of the Indian team was right because Jadeja was not fit to play. Team India got this one chance. Jadeja had a ball on his head and when such an injury occurs, no one can say that the concussion will happen at the same time. Its symptoms can also be found within 24 hours. “
Sehwag said- I have also hit the ball several times
He said, ” Australian Teams argument is that Jadeja batted and scored even after the injury. But when you reach the dressing room and remove the helmet, the swelling is clearly visible. Players may also feel dizzy. I also got hit in the helmet many times, so I understand this pain very well. Although there was no such rule in our time. “
Labushane was also a concussion substrate in place of Smith
Viru said, “When Steve Smith (former Australian captain) was hit on the head, Marnus Labuchange was included as a concussion substance. Labushange then scored the opportunity, taking advantage of the opportunity. Australia also benefited then, so I believe Australia should not complain. “
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Australian coach gets angry, debate with referee
Australian coach Justin Langer was furious at India’s decision to take the concussion substrate. He also argued with match referee David Boon after the first innings. At the same time, after the match, Gavaskar told a channel that everything has been done under the rule because the decision was taken by match referee David Boon. Boon is also a former Australia player, so why would he take a wrong decision against his team.