Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan, who suffered a blow on his head while batting, in the game against New Zealand in the ICC World Cup 2019, has failed the concussion test.
As he got hit, he was pulled out for the rest of the match as a precautionary measure, while Afghanistan lost by seven wickets.
Here are the further details.
It happened in the 34th over, when a bouncer from Kiwi pacer Lockie Ferguson hit Rashid on the helmet, while the ball was recorded at a speed of 138 kph.
As the ball hit the stumps, dismissing him, Rashid was visibly shaken by the blow, while Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson rushed to check on him.
However, Rashid calmly walked out of the field.
Following the incident, Rashid immediately underwent a couple of concussion tests, a mandatory procedure by the ICC after a blow to the head.
While the first test happened immediately, the second test was conducted 45 minutes later.
It was reported that he failed the test as he was not deemed fit to take the field, resulting in him being pulled out.
JUST IN: Rashid Khan will take no further part in the game today. He has been pulled out as a precaution after being hit on his head while batting. Follow live ▶️ https://t.co/Uv5e1IteWj#AFGvNZ#BACKTHEBLACKCAPS#AfghanAtalan pic.twitter.com/TpcNyiYnlm— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 8, 2019
JUST IN: Rashid Khan will take no further part in the game today. He has been pulled out as a precaution after being hit on his head while batting. Follow live ▶️ https://t.co/Uv5e1IteWj#AFGvNZ#BACKTHEBLACKCAPS#AfghanAtalan pic.twitter.com/TpcNyiYnlm
"He is feeling now better. The doctor said don't go to the field but now he's feeling well. So he needed rest. So obviously we have a couple of days. He is fine now," Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib was quoted as saying, following the match.
Naib said that he was confident of Rashid recovering on time for Afghanistan's next tie against South Africa on Saturday.
He claimed that since they have a week-long rest before their next match, Rashid would go to the hospital to get some tests done, while he continues to recover.
"He's well. Afghani people is strong. So, it's just a small thing," stated Naib.
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