However, when batting, it was not a hit on the head, but a pulled hamstring that plagued Jadeja.
He hit Josh Haaswood for 23 in the 19th over, but fell into a foul after the third delivery. Team Physio had to break out and tie him up. In the next over, Mitchell Stark knocked out the thrown Jadeja helmet.
The batsman showed no immediate signs of illness.
However, according to skipper Kohli, Jadeja’s knock came after Dizzy, and after a thorough medical checkup by the doctors, the management of the Indian team decided to use a concussion replacement regimen to replace Jadeja.
After the replacement, Australian coach Justin Langer is having an animated conversation with match referee David Boone. Leader Aaron Finch was also present. The rule states that “there is an equal replacement for a player who sustained a concussion or suspected concussion.”
While some former cricketers and commentators have questioned India’s decision, Australian captain Aaron Finch has dismissed the matter, saying that medical opinion cannot be challenged.
However, Finch’s teammate, Moises Henriques, questioned whether Indian substitutes would like it.
“The concussion rule is good. There is no doubt that he (Jadeja) was hit in the head. If a player hits the head and the doctor thinks he is a concussion, then 100% of them need to be replaced. It’s all about whether it’s like it. “One was an all-rounder and a gun-fielder and the other was a batsman at the age of 11,” said Henriques, who answered the TOI question.
“That’s the same thing for me. In terms of moving forward and making the game fair, do-it-yourself replacements are the way to go,” he said.
Sanju Samson makes it clear that India has used the concussion alternative on the advice of team physics.
“When he returned to the dressing room, he was asked by physicists how he felt. He said he was feeling a little dizzy. He was under observation at the suggestion of a team doctor,” Samson said.