Indian batsman Shubman Gill reassured fans about his finger injury, indicating that scans revealed no significant issues and expressing confidence in his recovery over the next few days. Despite his absence from the field on the fourth day of the second Test against England, Gill’s pivotal role in India’s series-levelling victory couldn’t be overlooked.
While Gill showcased his batting prowess with a remarkable 104-run innings on Day 3, contributing significantly to India’s triumph, he remained sidelined on Monday, with Sarfaraz Khan stepping in as his substitute. Gill’s departure from the field on Sunday was prompted by a right index finger injury, leading to immediate scans to assess its severity.
Reflecting on his condition after India’s win, Shubman Gill assured that he would recover swiftly, alleviating concerns about the injury. Meanwhile, the Indian team management clarified that Gill’s absence from the field was due to the injury sustained while fielding on Day 2, affecting his participation in the ongoing match.
“I had to go for the scans yesterday, so they rushed me off to know how sore my finger is in the evening… to check that and to know how am I feeling,” explained Shubman Gill during an interview with the host broadcaster, expressing confidence in his recovery.
“I had to go for the scans yesterday, so they rushed me off…” – Shubman Gillhttps://t.co/eyc0RcH7mO
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The Indian team management had previously issued a statement on Monday, indicating, “Shubman Gill hurt his right index finger while fielding on Day 2. He won’t be taking the field today.”
Gill’s proficiency in the slip cordon, evidenced by his four catches during England’s first innings, underscores his importance to the team’s fielding setup. India’s head coach, Rahul Dravid, commended Gill’s resilience under pressure, highlighting his previous century contributions and acknowledging the expectations placed on the young talent.
As the series progresses, Gill’s absence from the field serves as a reminder of the challenges faced by players amid intense competition. However, with his reassuring update on the injury and Dravid’s praise for his talent, fans can anticipate Gill’s return to action in the upcoming matches, including the third Test scheduled in Rajkot from February 15.