VIDEO: Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik suffers delayed concussion after being hit on head

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 | 0

A helmet-less Shoaib Malik was hit on the head during Pakistan’s fourth One-Day International (ODI) against New Zealand at Seddon Park, Hamilton, on Tuesday.

The incident happened in the 32nd over of Pakistan’s innings, when Malik – not wearing a helmet against the Kiwi spinners – took off for a risky single. His call, however, was denied by non-striker Mohammad Hafeez, forcing him to put in a dive to save himself from being run out.

The throw from Colin Munro, however, went on to hit Malik in the head, flooring him on to the ground.

Visibly concerned, players formed a huddle around the injured batsman, who received immediate treatment and was deemed fine to continue playing.

Malik, though, was dismissed in the next over itself as it emerged that he later suffered from delayed concussion.

“Shoaib was assessed by the match doctor and myself,” VB Singh, Team Pakistan’s physiotherapist, was quoted as saying by CricBuzz.

“He did not have any symptoms of a concussion and was able to carry on playing. After getting out, he was reassessed and was showing delayed concussion signs.

“He is doing well and is resting. As advised by the match doctor and Pakistan team physiotherapist, he will not be taking any further part in the match.”

Pakistan, who are down 0-3 in the five-match ODI series, went on to amass 262-8 in 50 overs.

(Excuse the video quality)

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