Even though Najibullah avoided suffering a serious injury during the 3rd T20I against Pakistan on Monday, he was unable to continue batting for Afghanistan when they were struggling at 71 for 4 in the 11th over of their attempt to score 183 runs. Azmatullah Omarzai, who had been brought in as a concussion replacement for Najibuallah, ended up scoring the most points (20-ball 21). Everyone was stunned to see when 12th man Azmatullah Omarzai came to bat. Normally 12th man cannot do batting, bowling, keeping, or captaincy. He can do only fielding.
Actually, The International Cricket Council (ICC) reached a consensus in July 2019 to permit replacements for players who have suffered concussions during all international cricket matches beginning on August 1, 2019. The replacement must be a “like-for-like replacement” and receive approval from the Match Referee. This decision was made public in July 2019.
In cricket, what exactly is the concussion substitute rule?
In the event that a player sustains a concussion and is deemed unfit to continue taking part in the match, an identically skilled substitute is permitted to enter the field. There are limitations imposed. If there is no other specialist batsman in the squad but an all-rounder is usable, then the player who is only permitted to bat in that situation is the all-rounder.
Pakistan avoided a series sweep against Afghanistan on Monday thanks to a strong showing across the board in Sharjah.
Pakistan lost the first two Twenty20 Internationals in the series, but they came back strong in the third and deciding match.
With a target of 183 runs to defend, the Pakistani bowlers did an outstanding job and helped their team win the series 2-1. By 66 runs, they triumphed over Afghanistan.
Aon Ali has graduated from the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Multan in 2012 and then he started his career in a local News agency as an IT manager. Later on, he started creating news reports for the sports category. Since he is fond of cricket, so most of his work is in the coverage of news related to local cricket events.