Afghanistan star Rashid Khan has failed a concussion test after receiving a blow on the head when batting during the World Cup game against New Zealand on Saturday.
The 20-year-old, who was struck on the head when he was dismissed by Lockie Ferguson for zero, will take no further part in the game as a precaution.
The incident occurred in the 34th over of Afghanistan’s innings, which saw Gulbadin Naib’s men bowled out for 172 in Taunton.
JUST IN: Rashid Khan will take no further part in the game today.
He has been pulled out as a precaution after being hit on his head while batting.
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 8, 2019
@rashidkhan_19 will not take further part in today's match against @BLACKCAPS. He will be rested as a precaution after getting hit on his head while batting. #AFGvNZ #CWC19 #AfghanAtalan pic.twitter.com/7qKhr5sH65
— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) June 8, 2019
Rashid walked away from the pitch with his head down, and was checked by his team’s medical staff before he reached the boundary.