Shubman Gill sent back to India due to 'disciplinary issue'? Indian coach reveals the truth

India's T20 World Cup group stage campaign ended on Saturday after its final match against Canada was called off due to a poor outfield in Florida. With seven points from three matches, India qualified for the Super 8 stage at the top of Group A. As the Indian team prepares to travel to the Caribbean for the next round, Shubman Gil And Avesh Khanwho were part of a 4-man traveling reserve contingent, will be released from the squad, with the duo set to return to India.

Only Rinku Singh And Khalil Ahmedthe other two traveling reserves will accompany the rest of the players for the Caribbean part of the tournament.

Over the past few days, rumors have been circulating on social media that Gill will be sent back to India due to “disciplinary issues”. However, the Indian batting coach rubbished the rumours, saying that everything was planned in advance.

Rathour revealed that the management team responded before the tournament that only two reserve players would join the team for the Caribbean leg.

“It was a plan from the beginning. When we come to the United States, four players will come together. After that, two will be released and two will travel with us to the West Indies. So this plan was made from the beginning since the team “It was planned, so we’re just following that,” Rathour said at a news conference.

Speaking on India's elimination against Canada, Rathour said the decision was made in the best interest of both teams, admitting that they would have loved to practice before the Super 8 stage.

“Some reserve players are released. Of course, that worry is always there when you play in conditions that are not ideal. So the decision to play or not with the match officials. So as a team, We didn't have a say. But if the match had gone ahead it would have really helped us. We were really looking forward to playing a match, playing a good match of cricket,” he added.

“When you play a match in conditions like these, you always worry that an injury could happen. You are already in Super 8 and you don't want that to happen. That's the last thing you want to happen before entering the serious part of the tournament,” he added.

India will face Afghanistan in their first match of the Super 8 stage on Thursday, June 20 in Barbados.

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