Up to date: December 5, 2020 11:54:23 am
Batting nice Sunil Gavaskar stated he was shocked over the controversy concerning a concussion substitute allowed to India throughout their victory within the Twenty20 sequence opener towards Australia in Sydney on Friday.
India’s spin-bowling all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja top-edged a Mitchell Starc bouncer into his helmet within the final over of the innings however was changed by leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal solely in the course of the innings break.
Australia coach Justin Langer was seen remonstrating with match referee and former workforce mate David Boon earlier than Australia started their chase at Manuka Oval.
“You’ll be able to argue that Chahal’s not an all-rounder, however any bowler who goes out with the bat, whether or not he scores one run or 100 runs, is an all-rounder, so far as I’m involved,” former India captain Gavaskar advised the India Right this moment information channel.
“And he bowls, so it’s a like-for-like alternative, and the Australian match referee had no objection to that. So I don’t see why there’s a lot of noise about it.”
Later, India captain Virat Kohli stated Jadeja, who was subsequently dominated out of the rest of the sequence, was dizzy after the pinnacle knock.Like-for-like concussion substitutes have been launched final yr to make sure gamers’ security towards head accidents.
Chahal rubbed salt in Australia’s wound by claiming match-winning figures of 3-25.Former India opener Gautam Gambhir stated it was a match referee’s name whether or not to permit the substitution.
“There could possibly be a delayed concussion as properly … India used it to the perfect of their benefit by having a wrist-spinner,” Gambhir advised the ESPNcricinfo web site.Former Australia participant Tom Moody questioned why Jadeja didn’t obtain quick medical consideration after the pinnacle knock.
“I’ve no situation with Jadeja being substituted with Chahal,” he stated on Twitter. “However I do have a difficulty with a physician and physio not being current after Jadeja was struck on the helmet which, I imagine, is protocol now?”
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