While the Indian cricket team is set to head to Rajkot for the second One-Day International against Australia on Friday, wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant isn’t a part of the travelling squad having suffered a concussion after being hit on the helmet during the first ODI on Tuesday. Pant was taken off the field and didn’t come out to keep wickets when it was Australia’s turn to bat, with KL Rahul being given the responsibility behind the stumps in his absence.
“Rishabh Pant will not be travelling to Rajkot today with other members. He will join the team later. Normally 24 hours is the time to keep someone who has suffered concussion under observation.” the source was quoted as saying by Times of India.
Pant was hit on the helmet by a Pat Cummins bouncer in India’s 10-wicket defeat at the hands of the Aussies in Mumbai. The Delhi-born cricketer was dismissed on the same delivery and has since been observed closely by the doctors.
The rest of the members of the Indian team are ready to travel to Rajkot where the second ODI of the 3-match series will take place in a couple of days. Pant, however, is still in line for a return and will be sent to Rajkot separately if he manages to fully recover from the concussion.