Concussed Rishabh Pant Ruled Out of 2nd ODI vs Australia: BCCI

Rishabh Pant didn’t take the field for the second half of the first ODI in Mumbai on Tuesday, 14 January.

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Pant didn’t take the field for the second half of the first ODI in Mumbai on Tuesday, 14 January.
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Snapshot
  • Rishabh Pant was hit on the helmet while batting in the first ODI against Australia.
  • Pant will not travel with the Indian team to Rajkot for the second ODI.
  • BCCI said in a statement that Pant is under observation and he would be monitored overnight.

Diagnosed with a concussion, wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant will not travel with the Indian team to Rajkot for the second ODI against Australia, a BCCI release confirmed on Wednesday.

Pant did not take the field for the second half of the first ODI in Mumbai on Tuesday, 14 January after getting hit on the helmet while batting.

“He (Rishabh Pant) is ruled out of the 2nd ODI. His availability for the final ODI will be based on how he responds during the rehabilitation protocol,” BCCI said in a statement.

"After getting hit on his helmet while batting in the 1st ODI, Rishabh got a concussion and took no further part in the game. He was then taken to the hospital for overnight monitoring under a specialist. He is stable and all his scan reports are clear. He has been discharged from the hospital and will head to NCA, Bengaluru to undergo his rehabilitation protocol,” the release added.

The 22-year-old was struck on the helmet by a Pat Cummins bouncer in the 44th over of India's innings, which also resulted in his wicket.

The injury forced K L Rahul to take his position behind the stumps when India came out to field.

On Tuesday night, the BCCI had said in a statement that Pant was under observation and he would be monitored overnight.

Pant made 28 off 33 balls during India's 255 all out after being sent in to bat by Australia. While Rahul kept wickets, Manish Pandey came in as an on-field replacement for Pant.

Australia gave India a 10-wicket hammering in the series-opener, their biggest win against the sub-continental giants.

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