Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson has revealed that allrounder Ravindra Jadeja had complained of dizziness as soon as he entered the dressing room following his whirlwind knock against Australia in the first T20I at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.
Jadeja, who smashed an unbeaten 23-ball 44, was struck on his helmet by a Mitchell Starc bouncer, following which he was replaced by Yuzvendra Chahal as concussion substitute.
Sanju Samson, however, did not provide an update on Ravindra Jadeja’s hamstring niggle that the all-rounder had suffered in the 19th over of the Indian innings.
”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.” Sanju Samson told media reporters after India’s 11-run-win in Canberra.
According to the concussion protocols, a concussed player has to undergo a week’s rest before he becomes eligible for selection. With the next two T2oIs in four days, there is a possibility that Jadeja could be ruled out of the three-match series. Samson, however, did not comment anything on the same.
“I don’t know how Jaddu bhai is feeling as the physio is taking care of that.”
Sanju Samson heaps high praise on Yuzvendra Chahal
Samson, however, was full of praise for leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal for the manner in which he made full use of his opportunity despite a last-minute development.
Chahal, who was not picked in the original playing 11, walked away with the ‘Player of the Match’ award for his match-winning spell of 3-23 in four overs, which included prized scalps of Aaron Finch, Steve Smith and Matthew Wade.
”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.” Sanju Samson said.