Andre Russell suffers a head injury to a bouncer in a PSL match
The PSL has resumed in UAE after it was halted midway due to bio bubble breaches in Pakistan leg. In one of the games between Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United, the West Indian allrounder Andre Russell suffered a severe head injury in trying to pull a ball from Pakistani quick Mohammed Musa. Russell had earlier hit 2 successive sixes in his indomitable style before he missed that bouncer. After concussion tests, he was allowed to carry on but was dismissed on the next ball.
Andre Russell suffers a head injury to a bouncer in a PSL match. Replaced by bowler Naseem Shah after concussion. Later after suffering the after-effects of concussion Russell was stretchered out in an Ambulance to the hospital. Naseem Shah was inducted into the XI as a concussed substitute.
Later the United captain Shadab Khan was seen talking to the umpires on the substitution. As per rules, in a concussion case, the substitution should be like for like. But here Naseem Shah was a specialist bowler and Russell is an allrounder.
Probably the substitute was decided in that way since Russell was to bowl his 4 overs.
Islamabad United went on to win the match chasing down 133 within 10 overs .