I totally agree, it makes a lot of sense: Virat Kohli in surrogates of concussion

KINGSTON: pattern of India virat Kohli He has endorsed the new ICC rule on concussion substitutes, saying that it makes perfect sense to replace a player in such situations during a Test match, since signs of trauma from a blow to the body may appear late.

On the fourth day of the second test, the West Indies were forced to name Jermaine Blackwood as a substitute for concussion Darren Bravo after the batter was caught in the side of his helmet by a Jasprit Bumrah delivery on the last day 3.

Although Bravo resumed his tickets on the fourth day of the morning, he could not continue for a long time since the symptoms of late concussion appeared and he was forced to retire injured on the 23rd.

Well, I think it makes sense. The test cricket is very different because that day you can play, but when you go out the next day it is a completely different situation, Kohli said when asked about his views on surrogates of concussion.

AB (de Villiers) was hit in the IPL this year against Jasprit. The night he played was fine, but the next morning he was dizzy.

So, I think it makes a lot of sense in test cricket because when you wake up the next day you are totally different from what you were the day they hit you. That's what concussion makes you. So I am in favor, it makes a lot of sense, he added.

Last month, Australia Marnus Labuschagne became the first equal to equal substitute after Steve Smith was discarded from the second ash test at Lord's after suffering a concussion after a blow to the neck by England Jofra Archer .

The ICC decision on surrogates of concussion was introduced in international cricket for men and women and world-class cricket from August 1. It was taken after a two-year trial in Australia's national cricket competition, the Sheffield Shield.

Under the new ICC rule, a player who has suffered a concussion while batting, bowling or on the field may withdraw from the game and be replaced subject to the approval of the match referee.

I think it should be an open option to choose any type of hitter you can, said Kohli.

You only have between 15 and 16 people on the team, so you don't have more than 5 people to choose from and invariably 3 of them would be bowlers, he said.

I don't think there are too many options there. So, whatever substitute you have, you choose among them. 4-5 substitutes is good enough to choose.

India won the two-game series against the West Indies 2-0 with a 257-run victory in the second Test to beat the 120-point count in the ICC World Test Championship.

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