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World Cup 2023 semifinal: Shubman Gill retires hurt – Do rules allow him to return in the middle of the match?

During the World Cup semifinal against New Zealand, Shubman Gill, the India opener, had to retire hurt at 79 due to cramps in his left leg. Despite an impressive performance, where he scored eight fours and three sixes off 65 balls, Gill had to leave the field in the 23rd over. According to the regulations, a batter can retire hurt at any point in their innings, and if the reason is illness, injury, or unavoidable causes, they are entitled to resume their innings. Depending on his recovery, Gill may return to bat later in the innings.

Prior to his departure, Gill played a pivotal role in India’s innings, establishing significant partnerships with Rohit Sharma (47) and Virat Kohli (35). His score of 79 already stands as the fourth-highest for any Indian in the final four clash of a World Cup. Following Rohit Sharma’s dismissal, Gill and Kohli built a formidable 101-run second-wicket partnership before Gill had to retire hurt.

Gill is anticipated to return to the crease after the dismissal of Suryakumar Yadav to partner with KL Rahul in the middle. Despite this setback, India reached a score of 165 for one after 23 overs in the match.

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