India opening batsman Shubman Gill has returned to India after being ruled out of the five-match Test series against England starting from August 4. Indian opener took down to Instagram and posted a story of him arriving back home with his family welcoming him with a cake.
The 21-year-old suffered a shin stress fracture and because of which he was ruled out for eight weeks with a huge blow for Team India ahead of the five-match Test series against England. Sources told ANI that the injury happened after the World Test Championship final.
“He has a shin injury which he has sustained after the WTC final against New Zealand and will need around eight weeks to recover,” a source explained.
This now means the Indian team management needs to work out more to look at going ahead with either KL Rahul Mayank or Agarwal as the second opener with Rohit Sharma.
The young Indian opener did not have a great time in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand as he scored only 28 and 8 runs respectively in both innings. Shubman Gill with his fellow Rohit Sharma got a good start in the first innings but failed to convert it into a big inning and gave a disappointing performance in the second innings. In the WTC Final, New Zealand won the match by eight wickets to take the maiden title home.