2nd Test: Shubman Gill suffers blow to right elbow, BCCI gives update on injury

During New Zealand’s first innings in the second Test against India, Indian opener Shubman Gill suffered an elbow injury. As a result, the 22-year-old will not open India’s second innings alongside Mayank Agarwal. Instead, Cheteshwar Pujara was moved up to the top of the order to start the game. The incident occurred in Jayant Yadav’s 19th over of New Zealand’s first innings. Kyle Jamieson slammed the ball towards Shubman Gill, who was stationed at short midwicket for just such a hit, on the opening ball of the over.

Not only did Gill miss the catch, but he also hurt his elbow. He was observed on the pitch, grimacing in pain, and deciding to leave. Suryakumar Yadav was then brought in to fill in for him. Shubman’s Gill injury was verified by the BCCI, who noted in a tweet that he hasn’t taken the field as a precaution. According to the BCCI’s tweet: “Shubman Gill was hit by a pitch in the right elbow while fielding in the first inning. He has not fully recovered and, as a precaution, has not returned to the field. @Paytm #TeamIndia #INDvNZ ”

After losing all ten of their wickets to Ajaz Patel in the first innings of the second Test in Mumbai on Saturday, India roared back spectacularly to dismiss New Zealand for a measly 62. With his team-leading by 263 runs, skipper Virat Kohli had the opportunity to enforce the follow-on, but he chose not to, which did not sit well with many fans on Twitter.

India scored 325 thanks to Mayank Agarwal’s stunning 150. After Anil Kumble and Jim Laker, Ajaz Patel became only the third player in Test history to take all ten wickets in a single inning. Despite giving his team the advantage, the hosts were able to cause havoc with the ball. Fans took to Twitter to express their anger with India’s decision to bat once again.