Dean Elgar ruled out for six days suffering concussion
South Africa’s opening batsman Dean Elgar has been diagnosed with concussion after he was hit in the head during the third test against India on Monday.
Reuters reported Elgar now has ruled out of all kind of field actions for coming six days.
The South African team said in a statement,
“The opening batsman will be closely monitored over the next 24 hours, followed by reassessment every 24 hours until signs and symptoms resolve,”
“The soonest he can return to play is in six days’ time in keeping with the standard concussion management protocol.”
Misjudging a bouncer from fast bowler Umesh Yadav, Elgar failed to duck as the ball crashed into his helmet above the ear, forcing the 32-year-old to retire hurt.
Under the new concussion rules, Theunis de Bruyn was named as a concussion substitute when he was on 30 at stumps and lost his wicket at the same score in the next morning.
Elgar is the third concussion substitute after Marnus Labuschagne of Australia replacing Steven Smith during Ashes Test at Lord’s and Jermaine Blackwood replacing Darren Bravo during the Test against India.
Meanwhile likewise the previous rest of the series, hosts India dominated the scene and defeated the visitors by a massive margin of an innings and 202 runs putting a 3-0 whitewash.
Sixteen South African wickets fell on day three of the third and final Test at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi as Shami and Umesh damaging the Proteas batting line up.
Both Yadav and Shami claimed five wickets each in the match. Rohit Sharma was named player of the match for his outstanding yet another double hundred. In the only innings of India, Sharma scored 212 runs.
UPDATE – Dean Elgar will not take any further part in this Test match.
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