IND vs ENG: Shubman Gill provides update on his finger injury after 2nd test
Shubman Gill hammered 104 in second innings, his first test century since March 2023.
Shubman Gill gave an update on his finger injury which he had sustained while fielding on day 2 of the second test between India and England in Vizag. India won the second test by 106 runs to level the five-match test series 1-1.
Gill made a century in the second innings to help India set England a target of 399 runs, with the hosts looking for a series-leveling triumph after losing the opener in Hyderabad. Gill scored 104 off 147 to overcome a shaky period that raised doubts about his place in the Test team.
The development was confirmed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) who shared that Gill had sustained an injury on his index finger while fielding and consequently won’t be taking the field.
India were already weakened for the upcoming match, with all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and batter KL Rahul out due to injuries. Jadeja injured his hamstring when taking a fast single in the first test, while Rahul complained of soreness in his right quadriceps.
Shubman Gill provides update on his finger injury
Shubman Gill offered an update on his finger injury after India defeated England by 106 runs in the second test in Visakhapatnam on February 5. Shubman Gill, a superb Indian batsman, revealed that he sustained the injury when completing a catch of Rehan Ahmed at short mid-wicket during England’s first innings.
Gill spoke candidly and revealed that he had to take injections before he walked out to bat in the second innings.
“I took an injection before coming out to bat in the 2nd innings because of getting hit on the fingers,” Gill told the host broadcasters.
Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah and R Ashwin took three wickets each as England were dismissed for 292 in their second innings. Zak Crawley once against top-scored for the visitors with 73. Jasprit Bumrah was named the Player of the Match for his 9 wickets including a 6-fer in the first innings.
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