Shubman Gill, who had remained in Chennai for medical treatment, will depart for Ahmedabad today. The 24-year-old cricketer is recovering from dengue and is displaying promising signs of a swift return to the game. While the Indian team management is presently in Delhi for their match against Afghanistan, they are closely monitoring his progress.
As reported by CricketNext on October 10, Gill was hospitalized in Chennai due to a drop in his platelet count to below 1,00,000 per microliter. However, he was discharged within a day and has since been receiving treatment at his hotel. India’s batting coach, Vikram Rathour, confirmed Gill’s hospitalization during a pre-match press conference in Delhi on the same date.
An Anonymous source said: “Gill will be travelling to Ahmedabad from Chennai today in a commercial flight. He will continue with recovery and rest there, under the watch of BCCI medical team.”
Vikram Rathour shared: “He is recovering well. He was hospitalised, 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 hope he will recover pretty soon. He is looking good actually.“
Shubman Gill to play a key role for India
The coach expressed hope that Gill would make a swift return to the team. Rathour’s positive remarks and Gill’s journey to Ahmedabad are certainly uplifting news for the Indian cricket team. However, it remains a significant challenge for the young opener to regain match fitness. While there are signs of improvement in his health, it’s challenging to determine an exact return date at this point.
Gill has already missed two matches in the 2023 World Cup against Australia and Afghanistan, and his readiness for the high-stakes match against Pakistan is uncertain. A return for the Pakistan match seems unlikely at this stage, and the Indian team management will continue to adopt a wait-and-see approach.