Legendary Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar does not find anything wrong under the rules when Yuzvendra Chahal takes the field as Ravindra Jadeja’s ‘concussion option’ in the first T20 International against Australia but believes that the bouncer No one else should get a chance to field in place of a batsman who failed to cope.
Gavaskar did not like the rule
During the Indian innings, Jadeja hit the ball in the last over after which the bowling came as bowling option and he played a key role in winning the match by taking three wickets for 25 runs. The match played in Canberra was won by the Indian team by 11 runs. Gavaskar told India Today, ‘First and foremost, the match referee is a former Australian cricketer David Boon. He had no problem with Chahal’s arrival as an alternative to Jadeja. Under the rules, the player should have the same option as the injured. Chahal, however, is not an all-rounder.
Sydney: The third T20 between India and Australia will have spectators in full capacity
He said, “When an Australian match referee has no objection to it, I don’t think it should be made an issue.” The former India great batsman said, “He, however, does not agree with the rule of concussion option.” I can get you an old idea. If you can’t play a bouncer and the ball hits your head, then you are not worth taking the option. He said, “At present, it is allowed under the rules of the game and in such a situation there was no problem in playing Chahal instead of Jadeja.”