Tue. May 21st, 2024

Indian men’s cricket team batting coach Vikram Rathour has revealed that Shubman Gill was admitted to the hospital as a precautionary measure, but he has since returned to the team hotel in Chennai. Gill has been dealing with an illness and is currently in the recovery stage. He had to miss India’s opening match against Australia in Chennai. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed that Gill will not be able to participate in India’s upcoming match against Afghanistan in Delhi as he continues to be under the medical team’s supervision in Chennai.

When asked about Gill’s condition, Rathour addressed reports of his hospitalization, stating that Gill was indeed hospitalized but for precautionary reasons. He reassured that Gill is now back at the hotel and recovering well. The medical team is closely monitoring his progress and the team is hopeful that he will make a quick recovery. Rathour expressed that Gill is looking good and progressing positively.

In Gill’s absence, it is likely that India will maintain the same playing XI that was announced for the World Cup opener against Australia. Ishan Kishan is expected to be the most suitable candidate to open alongside captain Rohit Sharma.

Rathour emphasized the experience and skill of India’s batting unit, highlighting their ability to adapt to the 50-over format and the freedom they have in their respective positions. He stated that the team does not need specific instructions on how to play, as each player already understands their role. The team has confidence in their individual playing styles and believes that if each player backs themselves and plays their natural game, they will achieve their goals.

India will face Afghanistan in their second World Cup match at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Wednesday. (This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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