India vs South Africa: Dean Elgar retires hurt after getting hit on the head by Umesh Yadav delivery
South African opener Dean Elgar on Monday suffered a blow on his head as he was struck by an Umesh Yadav delivery during his team’s second innings on Day 3 of the third Test against India at Ranchi. With Proteas bowled out for 162 in the first innings, Indian captain Virat Kohli enforced the follow on. The tourists were struggling the second innings too as Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami reduced them to 22/4.
Elgar had been waging a lone battle until he was hit on the head while ducking to a delivery that didn’t rise as expected. Elgar was hit on the helmet on the right side of his head and immediately sat down on the ground. The India players surrounded him as they were concerned about the South African’s state.
The umpires decided to take Tea with the Proteas at 29/4, as the southpaw walked off with the physio.
Elgar was batting on 16 when he had to retire hurt. The tourists are in dire straights once again and look like heading for another big defeat, which will give India their first ever clean sweep over the Proteas.
Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith confirmed on commentary that Elgar has been concussed and he will be replaced by Theunis de Bruyn.