BANGALORE: Yuzvendra Chahal changing Ravindra Jadeja as a concussion substitute throughout India’s first T20 match in opposition to Australia was justified as a like-for-like alternative, and there’s no difficulty in a spinner coming instead of an all-rounder, mentioned Anil Kumble on Saturday.
Kumble would know the principles totally as he headed the Cricket Committee of the International Cricket Council (ICC) that really help the rule to the ICC Board, after Australia initiated it following the demise of its younger player Phil Hughes. Later the ICC Board permitted the rule.
Jadeja, a left-handed all-rounder, sustained a concussion after being hit on the left facet of his brow within the remaining over of India’s batting in Canberra on Friday. After Chahal changed Jadeja throughout Australia’s innings, Aussie coach Justin Langer was later seen having an animated dialogue with match referee David Boon, additionally of Australia, in the course of the innings break. This was after leg-spinner Chahal had come instead. Chahal took three wickets and India received the match.
“This rule has been in power for the final couple of years after the tragic demise of Phil Hughes. There was a push for a substitute to come back in when somebody will get hit on the head and concussion is an enormous factor. I do know Jadeja did pull his hamstring after he obtained hit on the pinnacle or earlier than he obtained hit. Each time he obtained a hit I do not assume it’s got something to do with an alternative,” Kumble mentioned at a digital launch of ‘The Hitman: The Rohit Sharma Story’, written by Vijay Lokapally and G Krishnan.
Kumble mentioned that he had learned just a few stories suggesting that Jadeja did not name for the physio.
“I do not assume it’s Jadeja’s name to ask for a physio. It’s for the umpires to cease the sport and name for a physio. That didn’t occur maybe as a result of Jadeja ran for the one and he continued to play. He was effective. And concussion does not essentially imply it has to occur on the sphere. You’ll be able to come again to the dressing room after which chances are you’ll really feel a headache or dizziness. That is when the docs will step in and cease. That is what in all probability occurred in this case,” the previous India captain defined.
The previous ace leg-spinner mentioned that the medical recommendation was that Jadeja was concussed and that the crew then had the choice to go for a like-to-like player, one thing that the visiting team did.
Kumble did not agree with stories that additionally urged that Jadeja was an all-rounder and that India ought to have performed an all-rounder.
“However Jadeja had executed his a part of the batting. So, you have a look at the opposite abilities he brings in. He’s a spinner. That is why a spinner (Chahal) was introduced as a like-to-like alternative. If the roles have been to get replaced, for instance, if he was concussed when on the sphere when India was bowling and if Jadeja needed to bat and could not bat then I’m certain Chahal would not have been a like-to-like alternative. You’d have checked out a batsman to come back instead of Jadeja. I’m certain Chahal would have been listed within the 15. I do not see any difficulty with the concussion alternative,” he insisted.