Sanjay Bangar has recently opined on Indian opener Shubman Gill’s health. He said that he doesn’t want them to be rushed after his health news came out ahead of the World Cup opening match against Australia. Gill’s participation in the opening World Cup match against Australia on October 8th, 2023, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai has become uncertain due to his health issues. He has tested positive for dengue and has had a high fever since landing in Chennai.
Despite his illness, he hasn’t been ruled out of the match yet as the final decision will be taken by the medical team based on his recovery progress as well. Meanwhile, India’s head coach, Rahul Dravid, gave an update on Gill’s condition, stating that while his availability for the Australia game wasn’t confirmed, he hasn’t ruled him out either. Dravid mentioned that Gill was feeling better and he would continue to be monitored by the medical team as well.
Speaking to Star Sports, Sanjay Bangar said, “Even if he is half fit, he himself would want go out and play and take guard against Australia, against whom he has enjoyed playing. He is young, he wants to make a mark in the tournament and doesn’t really want to miss any of those games.”
“We all have been in that sort of phase where he is at. It really augurs well for the Indian team that they still think he can play but let’s wait and watch what happens. I don’t really want them to rush him back because it’s a long tournament. Chennai has humidity, it’s pretty sapping on the body. Even if he has to miss a game, that’s fine. Don’t rush him back. Preserve him for the rest of the tournament,” concluded Sanjay Bangar.