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Was India right in getting a concussion substitute for Ravindra Jadeja? Experts give their take

By: PTI | Canberrra |

December 4, 2020 9:50:46 pm





Ravindra Jadeja was hit on the top however did not search speedy medical consideration. (File)

The Indian workforce was completely right in getting a concussion substitute for Ravindra Jadeja as signs associated to move accidents can present up as late as 24 hours after the hit, stated former nice Virender Sehwag.

Jadeja was hit on the top however didn’t search speedy medical consideration however when Australia batted, it was Yuzvendra Chahal, who got here out as concussion substitute and took 3 for 25 to play a large half in India’s 11-run win in opposition to Australia in the primary T20 worldwide.



“From our side, it was a right decision as Ravindra Jadeja was not fit to play and could not bowl as well,” Sehwag, who’s an professional on ‘Sony Six’, stated.

“It was an opportunity which the Indian team got because he was hit on the head and when you are hit on the head, nobody can say that concussion will happen at that time. It takes time. You might get symptoms within 24 hours. So Indian team took the right advantage of the rule.”

Sehwag feels that Australians shouldn’t be complaining as they have been the primary beneficiaries of concussion substitute rule.

“When Steve Smith was hit on the top, Labuschagne got here out to bat in place of him and made runs. So, Australia additionally received that benefit. So I believe Australia shouldn’t complain.

“They might need only one competition that Jadeja continued to bat and made runs however whenever you open your helmet contained in the dressing room you then may witness some swelling, you may fell dizziness. There is a chance.

“I was hit on the helmet many times so I know how it feels but during our times there were no such rules.”

Physio not popping out after Jadeja getting hit is breach of protocol, feels Manjrekar

Indian physio Nitin Patel’s absence on the sector of play simply after Ravindra Jadeja received hit on the top by a Mitchell Starc bouncer in the ultimate over of the innings is a “breach” of concussion protocol, feels former India batsman-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar.

“There is one important breach of protocol that has happened,” Manjrekar stated on ‘Sony Six’ on Friday.

“I’m certain the match referee will increase with India however one of many important issues with that protocol, the second you get hit on the top, they (physio) must spend time with the batsman on the market, asking how he feels.

“The physio (Nitin Patel in this case) has to come in and there are a certain set of questions that need to be asked. With Jadeja, it just happened, there was hardly any delay and he continued playing,” Manjrekar stated.

In reality, former Australia cricketer Tom Moody additionally raised doubts about severity of Jadeja’s damage because it didn’t require medical consideration.

“I have no issue with Jadeja being substitute (sic) with Chahal. But I do have an issue with a Doctor & Physio not being present after Jadeja was struck on the helmet which I believe is protocol now?” requested former Australia cricketer Tom Moody, who’s now a coach and a commentator.

India’s Ravindra Jadeja, third left, has a coach are inclined to his leg throughout a break in batting in opposition to Australia throughout their T20 worldwide cricket match at Manuka Oval, in Canberra. (AP)

Manjrekar on his half stated that Jadeja persevering with to bat didn’t give any large benefit to India as they added solely 9 runs after that however credibility of his damage might be questioned.

“He added just 9 runs, it wasn’t a massive advantage. But after that (hit), there should have been at least 2-3 minutes where India support staff should have come out. And then it would have looked a little more credible.”

However, Manjrekar agreed that match referee David Boon had no possibility however to permit India a concussion substitute.

“I would say one thing though, David Boon had no choice but to give India the concussion substitute because he would not have the courage to say he wouldn’t allow it because, at the time of impact, no attention was given,” he stated.

“He had to give the concussion substitute once the request was made.”

Manjrekar stated that whereas the principles are made with good intentions, some thought must be put in in order that groups don’t misuse it.

Jadeja bats for India. (File)

“After this, there’s going to be a lot of thought given to concussion substitute and the entire idea, as a result of we, as gamers, there are guidelines made with good intentions, however we’re masters at simply looking for a loophole in the rule to our personal benefit.

“Whether India took advantage, I don’t know but there’s something that ICC will start looking at,” Manjrekar stated.

Manjrekar believes that ICC could have a have a look at the truth that the physio didn’t come out to attend Jadeja.

“You know what ICC or referee will have a problem with this is there was no visit by the physio, nobody came, no time was taken to see him, he carried on playing.”

The idea of like-for-like substitute will also be questioned since Jadeja had a hamstring damage.

“ICC will also make sure no team uses it unfairly, I am not suggesting India used it unfairly and got an unfair advantage. They want the like-for-like replacement. In this case, Jadeja, with the hamstring, is not the same bowler, as Chahal was,” Manjrekar stated.

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