Former Australia skipper Mark Taylor has warned in opposition to the abuse of concussion guidelines in cricket, saying that it could have the identical destiny as “runner`s rule” whether it is exploited going forward.
Taylor`s remarks come as India used the concussion substitute rule within the first T20I in opposition to Australia.
The Kohli-led aspect introduced in Yuzvendra Chahal rather than Ravindra Jadeja after the latter was hit on the helmet.
“The concussion guidelines are there to guard gamers. If they’re abused there`s an opportunity it’s going to go just like the runner`s rule. The rationale the runners had been outlawed was as a result of it began to be abused. It`s as much as the gamers to ensure they use the concussion sub pretty and responsibly. I`m not suggesting that didn`t occur final evening,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Taylor as saying.
“I`ve mentioned for years I`d wish to see gamers and coaches take extra accountability in operating the sport. The legal guidelines are there to guard them and make the sport higher for the participant. Simply ensure that they`re used accurately, that`s all I’d say,” he added.
Jadeja was additionally hampered by hamstring points throughout India`s innings and this presumably irked the Australian camp.
Australian coach Justin Langer was seen arguing with match referee David Boon earlier than the beginning of second innings of the primary T20I.
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan had additionally expressed his displeasure after Chahal took the sphere within the second innings of the opening T20I in opposition to Australia as a concussion substitute for all-rounder Jadeja.
“No Physician or Physio got here out to Check Jadeja for concussion … he then seems to be like his has accomplished one thing to his leg … then they pull the concussion alternative,” Vaughan had tweeted.
India had received the primary T20I in opposition to Australia by 11 runs. Hours after the conclusion of the match, the BCCI confirmed that Jadeja has been dominated out of the remaining T20I matches and Shardul Thakur was named as his alternative.