Injuries are a part and parcel of the cricket game and in the modern form of the sport, there have been a number of occasions when the players get injured. Recently during the 2019 Ashes, Steve Smith became the first cricketer in the Test cricket history to be ruled out of a Test match due to concussion and then he was replaced by Marnus Labuschagne.
Labuschagne became the first-ever concussion substitute in the 143-year old Test cricket history. In the Test series between West Indies and India, Darren Bravo suffered a concussion off a short ball bowled by Jasprit Bumrah. Jermaine Blackwood then became the second concussion substitute. In the ongoing third and final Test match between India and South Africa, Dean Elgar while batting on 16 got retired hurt after being hit by a bouncer bowled by Umesh Yadav.
Therefore, Theunis de Bruyn, who was originally dropped for the final Test has been added in the playing XI as the concussion substitute for Elgar. He is currently batting along with Anrich Nortje as South Africa’s scorecard reads 126 for 8 while following on.