'We are hoping that he will recover pretty soon' - India's batting coach shares major updates about Shubman Gill's recovery

Rathour highlighted the wealth of experience in India's batting lineup, confirming that the batsmen are highly skilled in navigating the intricacies of the 50-over format.

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Shubman Gill will be travelling to Ahmedabad (Source: Twitter)

The batting coach of the Indian men's cricket team, Vikram Rathour, has revealed that Shubman Gill was hospitalized as a precautionary measure due to an illness but has since returned to the hotel in Chennai. Gill, who missed the opening match against Australia, is still in the recovery stage in Chennai. 

The Indian Cricket Board (ICB) has ruled him out of the clash against Afghanistan in Delhi, confirming his stay in Chennai under the medical team's supervision. Rathour responded to inquiries about Gill's status, acknowledging the hospitalization and subsequent return to the hotel as mentioned in a news report.

"He is recovering well. He was hospitalized, yes, but that was more as a precaution. He is back in the hotel; he is recovering well. So, being monitored by the medical team and whatever update we get, we are hoping that he will recover pretty soon. He is looking good actually," the India batting coach said in the pre-match press conference.

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India is a very settled batting unit: Rathour

With Shubman Gill unavailable, India is expected to maintain the same playing XI from the World Cup 2023 opener against Australia. Ishan Kishan appears to be the most suitable candidate to partner with captain Rohit Sharma in the absence of Gill.

Rathour emphasized the experience within India's batting lineup, affirming that the batsmen are well-versed in playing the 50-over format. He noted that despite the freedom enjoyed in their positions, the team's seasoned batters are adept at adapting to the demands of the format.

"We have a very experienced batting unit at the moment. I don't think that message is required. Everyone knows how they have to play in this format. We have a very settled batting unit at the moment. Everyone has their way. We are giving them the freedom to play the way they want to play. And we understand that everybody has a different way of playing. But everyone has their way of playing and we have the trust that if they play and back themselves, we will achieve what we are looking to achieve," Rathour concluded.

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