World Cup 2019: Rashid Khan fails concussion test

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09 Jun 2019

World Cup: Rashid Khan fails concussion test- Details here

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.

The hit

Rashid hit by Lockie Ferguson bouncer

Rashid hit by Lockie Ferguson bouncer

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.

Tests

Rahid failed two concussion tests

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.

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Rashid pulled off as precautionary measure

Gulbadin Naib asserts Rashid is feeling better

"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.

Statement

Naib confident of Rashid getting fit before South Africa tie

Naib confident of Rashid getting fit before South Africa tie

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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Afghanistan were ousted in the group stage of the 2015 World Cup.

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Afghanistan won the ICC World Cup Qualifiers in 2018.

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