India successfully won the first T20 international match against Australia by 11 runs difference. As soon as the team registered their win, controversy started surfacing about India’s decision of bringing Yuzvendra Chahal as the replacement for Ravindra Jadeja who got hit by the ball on his head while batting. Australian head coach Justin Langer visibly frustrated over the incident. Apart from getting hit on the head, Jadeja had also picked hamstring injury during his knock of 44 runs of 23 balls.
“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” read the official statement of BCCI.
UPDATE: Ravindra Jadeja was hit on the helmet in the final over of the first innings of the first T20I.— BCCI (@BCCI) December 4, 2020
Yuzvendra Chahal will take the field in the 2nd innings as a concussion substitute. Jadeja is currently being assessed by the BCCI Medical Team. #TeamIndia #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/tdzZrHpA1H
This decision of team India didn’t go well with the Australian camp as Australian coach Justin Langer had an animated conversation with the match referee David Boon. He shook his head heavily expressing his disappointment over the matter, video of which went viral across the social media platforms.
Adding fuel to his frustration, Chahal picked 3 important wickets with an economy of just 6 runs and clinched the Man of the match award as well. Jadeja’s contribution helped team India to reach the decent total of 161 runs whereas his replacement Chahal’s contribution in bowling played a crucial role.
On seeing the match, former captain of England Michael Vaughan, posted a tweet in his official twitter account calling out Team India for pulling the concussion replacement. He said that no doctor or physio came to test Jadeja in his tweet. “No Doctor or Physio came out to Test Jadeja for concussion … he then looks like his has done something to his leg … then they pull the concussion replacement .. !!!!! #RatSniffed #OnOn #AUSvIND” his tweet read.
He got slammed by the fans of Indian cricket team who pointed out that match referee who belongs to Australia himself agreed to the concussion replacement and questioned Michael what irks him. “Team who win world cup 2019 by manipulating rules n umpiring ..Giving gyan here” trolled a follower.
Check out some of the reactions below :
David boon (AUSTRALIAN match raferee) approved concussion replacement after talking with doctors team. Why do you have problem?— Parth Patel (@Parth_Patel_27) December 4, 2020
Team who win world cup 2019 by manipulating rules n umpiring ..Giving gyan here— बीन kumar..🇮🇳 (@valorbharat) December 4, 2020
And then england won the WC on boundary count … such pathetic rules…— Dèépak⁷ (@DeepakB7) December 4, 2020
ENG is the only team to have a CWC awarded, all others teams have actually won the final!!— Namit Sharma (@sag_manit) December 4, 2020
Team India can only request for it..it is approved by icc refree..take it up with them— Arun (@iarunsivam) December 4, 2020
You literally won a world cup with an overthrow and a boundary count. 🤫🤫🤫— MG (@Lfc_Maneesh) December 4, 2020
Just like some won world cup as throw hit the bat nd went to four. 🤣— Harsh B Desai (@HarshBDesai) December 4, 2020
Look who is talking about This— Rish@bh (@rishabh1123) December 4, 2020
If Going by rules then I think England also won the WC 2019 unfairly. Coz even the super over was draw.