India vs Australia, 1st T20I: Ravindra Jadeja felt dizzy when he got back to dressing room, says Sanju Samson


India batsman Sanju Samson revealed that Ravindra Jadeja felt dizzy after returning to the dressing room at the mid-innings break and was assessed by the team physio.

India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja hurt his leg in the 1st T20I on Friday. (AP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Samson said that he was not aware of any update of Jadeja’s injury and said the physio was looking into it
  • Chahal came in as a concussion substitute for Ravindra Jadeja after the latter was hit on the helmet
  • Chahal eventually went on to become the Man-of-the-Match for his 3-25 in 4 overs

India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who hit an unbeaten 23-ball 44 to steer India to a score of 161 in the first T20I against Australia on Friday, was hit on the helmet by a Mitchell Starc delivery in the last over of the visitor’s innings.

The batsman seemed a little out of sorts after it and was given some medical attention. A few deliveries earlier he had also been seen limping and was given some assistance on his leg as well.

However, he did not return to the field for Australia’s innings and India got a boon in the form of Yuzvendra Chahal who came in as a concussion substitute, and bowled some magical spells.

The bowler went on to become the Man-of-the-Match for his spell of 3-25 in his 4 overs, making it the first instance where a concussion substitute went on to win the award.

India batsman Sanju Samson later revealed that Jadeja felt dizzy after returning to the dressing room and was assessed by the team physio.

“He got hit on the helmet in the last over (off Mitchell Starc) and when he came back to the dressing room, he was asked by the physio (Nitin Patel) how he felt. He (Jadeja) said that he was feeling a little dizzy. He is under observation as per team doctor’s (Dr Abhijit Salvi) advice,” Samson told mediapersons during the post-match virtual media conference.

Don’t know how Jadeja is feeling after that hit, says Samson

When asked what the status on the injury was, the wicket keeper-batsman said he was not sure about it and said that the physio is taking care of it.

“I don’t know how Jaddu bhai is feeling as the physio is taking care of that,” Samson said.

Samson also praised Yuzvendra Chahal for coming out with such a performance at such short notice.

“That is the standard that has been set by this team. The quality of players is so high that anytime you ask, they are ready. Chahal grabbed his chance and it was a great lesson for everyone that they need to be ready all the time.”



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