Shubman Gill, the Indian opening batter, has reportedly returned to training, attending an hour-long batting session behind closed doors at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The 23-year-old is racing against time to be fit and ready for the upcoming marquee clash between India and Pakistan, after missing out on the first two matches of the ODI World Cup 2023, due to dengue fever.
After the Indian cricket team arrived from Thiruvananthapuram to Chennai, to take part in the opening match of the ODI World Cup 2023, Shubman Gill fell ill with dengue fever. In his absence, Ishan Kishan took the opening slot, scoring a golden duck against Australia at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, before putting up a run a ball 47 on the board against Afghanistan at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
As per the report from Sportstar, Shubman Gill took part in the closed-door training session, after arriving at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, while being overseen by the medical team of BCCI. He did some preliminary stretching to start the day, before going to the nets to have an hour-long batting session.
“He is slowly regaining his fitness, and once he settled in, he looked in good shape,” said a source, who had a close eye on the batting session of Shubman Gill. But still, the participation of the young upstart in the upcoming India versus Pakistan isn’t confirmed yet, as the team management is inclined to stay patient with him in regards to his readiness, as per the sources, on his road to recovery from dengue fever.