IND vs RSA, 3rd Test, South Africa tour of India, 2019: South African opener Dean Elgar was stunned after Umesh Yadav was bounced in the third Test against India. After this, he could not play further in this match. After tea break, Elgar tried to play Yadav's short ball which went over his ear and he fell on the ground. He had to seek medical help. He was then playing 16 off 29 balls. “The position of Dean Elgar is being assessed,” the South African media manager said in a statement. I will reach out to you as soon as there is any fresh information. The match referee has approved the feeding of Thunis de Brun as his substitute. “
Earlier, Australia's Marnus Labuschen played in the Ashes Test against the Ladders in place of Steve Smith and West Indies' Jermaine Blackwood against India in place of Darren Bravo. Indian Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha was also injured in this match. Saha got injured during the second innings of South Africa due to which Rishabh Pant had to play the responsibility of wicketkeeper in the final hour of the third day. Saha, who grabbed everyone's attention with his excellent wicketkeeping in the second Test in Pune, has suffered a left thumb injury. He was injured by off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the 27th over of the innings.
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The Bengal wicketkeeper has a chronic relationship with injuries. He had been out of the national team for 20 months due to a shoulder injury and then surgery. George Linde tried to cut Ashwin's ball but he missed it and went to Saha's left thumb. Because of this, Saha had to return to the pavilion along with physio Nitin Patel. In the remaining game of the third day, Pant took wicketkeeping. He is the second wicketkeeper to take over as a substitute wicketkeeper after ICC rules came into effect in late 2017.