Indian opener Shubman Gill’s participation in the highly-anticipated ICC Cricket World Cup match against Pakistan is uncertain due to his hospitalization.
Shubman Gill has been battling dengue fever and was admitted to Kaveri Hospital in Chennai due to a low platelet count.
Consequently, he has been ruled out of the upcoming India vs. Afghanistan match and is a doubtful prospect for the India vs Pakistan match on 14th October in Ahmedabad. Reports indicate that Gill’s platelet count has been consistently low, making his return to the field unlikely at this time.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided against allowing him to travel with the Indian team to Delhi for the match against Afghanistan, primarily due to his health condition. The BCCI medical team is closely monitoring his health.
Dr. Rizwan Khan, the BCCI doctor accompanying the team, is overseeing Gill’s medical care at Kaveri Hospital. Gill had already missed India’s initial World Cup match against Australia, which the team won. Now, India is preparing to face Afghanistan in their second match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.