Team India batter Shubman Gill has been hospitalized in Chennai and is under medical care. He has been battling dengue for the last few days and has not travelled with the team to Delhi for their second match of the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023. He also missed the opening match of the tournament against Australia, which took place on Sunday.
According to a Cricbuzz report, Shubman Gill was admitted to Kauvery Hospital on Monday morning. He is currently under the care of medical specialists at the facility. Dr Rizwan Khan, BCCI doctor is also attending to the young opener. Gill’s platelet count has been low for some time and was advised to avoid flying to Delhi with the team. On Monday, the BCCI confirmed that Gill will not be available for the Delhi game.
“Team India batter Shubman Gill will not be travelling with the team to Delhi on 9th October 2023. The opening batter who missed the team’s first fixture in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 against Australia in Chennai is set to miss the team’s next fixture against Afghanistan in Delhi on the 11th of October. He will stay back in Chennai and will be under the supervision of the medical team,” the BCCI statement said.
Shubman Gill uncertain for Pakistan clash
Shubman Gill’s participation is uncertain in India’s much-anticipated clash against Pakistan in the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup. The match will take place on October 14 in Ahmedabad. Gill has been at the team hotel since the Indian team arrived in Chennai on October 4. The doctors from Kaveri Hospital have been conducting his blood tests and monitoring his platelet count. He was hospitalised as the platelet count continued to be low.
According to sources as reported by Cricbuzz, Shubman Gill could be discharged from the hospital soon and return to the hotel if his condition improves. He may also join the team directly in Ahmedabad ahead of the Pakistan game.