Andre Russell Injured,Pakistani bowler hit the ball on the head of Andre Russell

Andre Russell Injured | Pakistani bowler hit ball on head of Russell

Andre Russell Injured

West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell got injured in his very first match of the Pakistan Super League. Playing for Quetta Gladiators, Russell was hit on the head by Islamabad United bowler Mohammad Musa. Due to this, they became victims of the concussion rule. He did not come on the field during the fielding of the team. Fast bowler Naseem Shah replaced him. However, the decision to replace Naseem with Andre Russell did not go down well with the Islamabad team. His captain Shadab Khan looked annoyed. He also spoke to umpire Aleem Dar before his team started batting.


Russell's team had to face a crushing defeat during the match. His team scored 133 runs, which Islamabad achieved in 10 overs by Colin Manro's fiery innings.

Andre Russell got injured in the 14th over of Quetta’s batting. In this over, he hit two consecutive sixes off the balls of Moses. But made a mistake in reading the next slow ball. The ball hit his helmet. After this the physio checked him. Russell continued to bat but was caught at third-man on the very next ball. He was dismissed for 13 runs in six balls. But in the first over of Islamabad’s innings, Russell was taken on a stretcher from the dressing room to the hospital. In such a situation, Naseem Shah took his place.

What are Concussion Rules

As per the concussion rules, any player with a head injury can be replaced by any player outside the playing XI. For this the match referee gives permission. He sees whether the victim of the concussion is a player of his kind coming in place of the player. Although Russell was an all-rounder, Naseem Shah is a fast bowler. But Russell had to bowl during the second innings, so a bowler was allowed to play in his place.

This happened during India’s tour of Australia as well. Ravindra Jadeja was injured while batting during the T20 series. So Yuzvendra Chahal came in his place during India’s bowling. Because Jadeja was a spinner, the spinner took his place. While replacing in concussion, attention is paid to what the injured player is going to do for the rest of the match. If the player bats in the remaining part, then the batsman can be sent in his place.

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