Dean Elgar retired after a bouncer to the head and will no longer be able to bat for the team. The incident took place in the 10th over of South Africa’s second innings.
On the third day of the third Test match being played between India and South Africa in Ranchi, a fast bouncer ball of Umesh Yadav came on the helmet of the visiting team batsman Dean Elgar. The incident took place in the 10th over of South Africa’s second innings.
After Dean Elgar was hit by a ball, the South African team physio came to the ground and examined Elgar. Dean Elgar retired after a bouncer to the head and will no longer be able to bat for the team.
How did the incident happen?
Left-handed batsman Elgar got the ball in the 10th over of the second innings. At that time, he was batting on 16. Elgar fell to the ground after being hit on the head and then immediately called to Fazio. Indian players also reached Elgar during this time.
After being retired, Elgar was taken to the hospital for examination. During this, George Linde, making his debut, started the innings with Henrik Klassen.
Bruin is now batting for the South African team as a substitute instead of Elgar. He was also a part of the African team in the Pune Test.
According to the cricket rules issued for the World Test Championship, now another player can play in the playing XI instead of a retired heart player.