Indian National Cricket Team Batting sensation Shubman Gill has given a colossal update on the injury he sustained during the recently concluded second Test match of the five-match series against the Ben Stokes-led England National Cricket Team at the Dr. YS Cricket Stadium. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA, Visakhapatnam. .
Gill was going through a rough patch, especially in the red-ball format, for a prolonged period. Reportedly, the team management gave him an ultimatum to put up a notable performance in the second Test against England, failing which there was a chance of him being dropped.
The 24-year-old took the team management’s words to heart and performed very well in the second innings of India’s second match. Gill looked calm in the middle during the innings and was also comfortable facing left-arm spin.
He paced his innings perfectly and smashed a remarkable ton. Shubman Gill looked set for a big ton but that didn’t happen as he pulled the wicket of him while playing a poor shot off Shoaib Bashir’s delivery.
He finished his innings with a score of 104 runs off 147 balls, with 11 fours and 2 sixes, and helped India achieve a huge target of 399 runs for the English team.
Shubman Gill did not take the field on Monday and was replaced by Sarfaraz Khan. The BCCI reported this by stating, “Shubman Gill injured his right index finger while playing on Day 2. He will not take the field today.”
I had to go for scans yesterday so they rushed me in – Shubman Gill
Speaking after the end of the Vizag Test, Shubman Gill revealed that he underwent scans to find out the extent of the injury and found that nothing was serious. He added that he would be well enough to take part in the rest of the series, which is good news for Indian cricket.
“I had to go for scans yesterday, so they took me out quickly (to find out) if my finger hurt at night… to check it and see how I felt,” Gill told the host station after the Indian victory. adding that it would be fine.
Indian national cricket team head coach Rahul Dravid also spoke about Shubman Gill and stated that the youngster came into the second Test with a lot of pressure and delivered when required.
“He came into the Test match under external pressure, internally we have a lot of confidence in Shubman. We know his class and his ability, we’ve seen it. We have seen how good a player he has been.
“Even in this lean streak. In fact, he is the one who got 100 of us in Chittagong. He scored 100 in Ahmedabad. So we know that quality. But of course, I mean, as a young player from whom a lot is expected, I think he obviously felt the pressure. I am very happy with the way he interpreted that image.”
Talking about the second Test match between India and England, the Rohit Sharma-led team defeated Ben Stokes & Co. by 106 runs to level the series 1-1. Jasprit Bumrah was awarded Player of the Match for his stupendous performance in the Vizag Test.