Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja injured himself during his knock of 43 runs in India's innings at the Manuka Oval in Canberra in the first T20I against Australia on Friday. Yuzvendra Chahal was named as the concussion substitute for injured Jadeja.
"Ravindra Jadeja was hit on the helmet in the final over of the first innings of the first T20I. Yuzvendra Chahal will take the field in the 2nd innings as a concussion substitute. Jadeja is currently being assessed by the BCCI Medical Team," BCCI tweeted saying.
Jadeja was hit on the helment during his knock of 44 off 23 and shortly before he had incurred a hamstring injury for which a physio had come in to the field to ease the pain. India however decided to go with the concussion subsitite and picked Chahal as his replacement.
Australia head coach Justin Langer was seen having an animated conversation with match referee David Boon on the sidelines but it was not known whether it had anything to with the decision to allow Chahal as a concussion substitute.
Carrying on from his match-winning effort in third ODI, Jadeja came to India's rescue again with an unbeaten 44 off 23 balls to take his team to a fighting 161 for seven.
In July last year, the International Cricket Council had allowed like for like concussion substitutes in case a player got hit on the head.
(with PTI inputs)