'Had To Go For Scans': Shubman Gill Confident Of Playing 3rd Test vs England Despite Finger Injury

'Had To Go For Scans': Shubman Gill Confident Of Playing 3rd Test vs England Despite Finger Injury

Indian batter Shubman Gill says he will be fine for the 3rd Test against England despite the finger injury.

PTIUpdated: Monday, February 05, 2024, 05:48 PM IST
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Shubman Gill. | (Image Credits: Getty)

Indian batter Shubman Gill on Monday played down the finger injury which kept him off the field on the fourth day of the second Test against England here, revealing that scans have not thrown up anything of concern and he would be fine in the next few days.

Though Gill batted on day 3, scoring a 147-ball 104 and playing a crucial role in India's 106-runs series-levelling win in the five-match rubber, he did not come out to field on Monday. Sarfaraz Khan substituted for him on the field.

Gill had hurriedly left the ground at the end of day's play on Sunday after hurting his right index finger and after the match drew to a close on Monday, he revealed that he had gone for scans.

"I had to go for the scans yesterday, so they rushed me off (to know) like how sore is my finger in the evening... to check that and to know how am I feeling," Gill told the host broadcaster after India's win, adding that he would be fine.

"I don't go on social media to see what people are saying" - Shubman Gill

Earlier on Monday, the Indian team management issued a statement saying, "Shubman Gill hurt his right index finger while fielding on Day 2. He won't be taking the field today."

A vital member in the slip cordon, Gill had taken four catches during England's first innings. The 24-year-old elaborated that he stays away from social media and newspapers and instead chooses to focus on the game.

"I don't read the newspapers but I have seen it with other players. I don't go on social media to see what people are saying. Because you know, if you're not doing well, you don't expect people to tell you you're not doing well. You know yourself you're not doing well."

The third match of the series will be played in Rajkot from February 15. India is likely to be strengthened by the return of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul.

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