MUMBAI, India (AP) — India opener Shubman Gill came off with an injury when on 79 not out against New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup semifinals on Wednesday.
Gill appeared to sustain the injury to his right upper thigh as he set off for a single from the non-striker’s end after Virat Kohli’s shot to long on.
He fell to the ground and the Indian physiotherapist attended to him.
Gill looked uncomfortable as he walked off the field and was helped up the steps toward the locker room by a member of India’s backroom team.
India was 164-1 at the time, in the 23rd over.
He had hit eight fours and three sixes in his 65-ball knock.
After producing a dominant show throughout the World Cup,
Team India has maintained a similar tempo in the ongoing semifinal encounter against New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Rohit Sharma along with Shubman Gill gave India another explosive start after winning the toss and opting to bat first.
The pair added 71 in 8.2 overs before Rohit fell against Tim Southee for 47(29).
Virat Kohli’s larger-than-life persona grew even more when he chose the big occasion to conjure up a historic 50th ODI century, propelling India to a massive 397 for four.
While India’s two super stars in their own inimitable style flattened the New Zealand attack, Shreyas Iyer too rose to the occasion with a ruthless century in the big game, leaving the Kiwis gasping.
Kohli scaled the highest peak in ODI batting and was the centerpiece of India’s domination with his third century of this World Cup, scoring 117 off 113 balls with nine fours and two sixes.
He also became the highest run-getter in a single edition of World Cup, again surpassing the legendary Tendulkar (623 runs in 2003).