Mohammad Saad has develop into the primary concussion substitute within the historical past of Pakistan home cricket. The center-order batsman changed Usman Salahuddin on day two of Central Punjab’s Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match towards Southern Punjab.
Salahuddin sustained a blow to the again of his neck on the primary day of the match, whereas fielding at quick leg. He was struck by a sweep from the opening batsman Sami Aslam.
Salahuddin appeared in some discomfort, however walked off the sector himself, within the firm of the Central Punjab physio. Scans confirmed a concussion, however dominated out any main issues.
“The participant was instantly examined for concussion and was taken off the sector for an X-ray,” the PCB mentioned in a press release. “Salahuddin had neck ache, headache, and blurred imaginative and prescient instantly after harm.”
Salahuddin was cleared to return to the dressing room however remained beneath commentary. Firstly of day two, Central Punjab requested the match referee that Saad be allowed to interchange Salahuddin of their XI.
Salahuddin, 28, performed two ODIs in Might 2011 towards West Indies, and received his maiden Take a look at call-up six years later, on one other tour of the Caribbean. He needed to wait till June 2018 for his Take a look at debut, towards England at Headingley, the place he scored four and 33 in an innings defeat. He has not featured in worldwide cricket since.