Indian opener for tests Shubman Gil returned home to Chandigarh from England, ending days of speculation about his readiness for the test series against England starting next month.
The 21-year-old discoverer posted two photos on his Instagram account upon arrival. One of the photos showed the airport ramp and had two broken heart emoticons, while the other was on a cake with a message from his family, “Welcome home, Shubi.”
A spokesman for the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) confirmed that the batsman had returned home from England.
Gill, who played in the final of the World Test Championship against New Zealand and made 28 and 8 in both passes, suffered a leg injury, which now excludes him from the test series.
While BCCI sources confirm the injury and his return, there are still no official hints from the board about his injury. The news of his injury first appeared on June 30. At the time, board officials said he would not be available for the first test.
But when he returns home, it is clear that he will not participate in the whole series of tests.
India has spare opening devices Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahulwith which you can face the new ball Rohit Sharma. They also have Bengali opening Abhimanyu Easwaran among the players in standby mode. However, Isvaran is in isolation, as he is in contact with training assistant Diana and Garani, who tested positive for Covid-19.
Agarwal opened in the warm-up against County Select XI on Tuesday’s first day and could have scored 28 of 35 balls before being bowled.