Indian cricket team opener Shubman Gill, who battled dengue, has been discharged from a Chennai hospital. However, his participation in the upcoming ICC World Cup matches, including the crucial India-Pakistan clash, remains uncertain.
Gill’s platelet count had dropped to 1,00,000 per microlitre, a common occurrence in dengue cases. Although not alarming, it led to his hospitalization. The BCCI medical team is now monitoring his recovery closely.
Dengue’s Potential Impact on Shubman Gill’s World Cup Journey
Unfortunately, Shubman Gill will miss the match against Afghanistan in Delhi on October 11, 2023. The BCCI announced that he will stay in Chennai under medical supervision. The timeline for his return remains unclear, casting a shadow over Team India’s World Cup campaign.
Recovery from dengue typically takes at least two weeks, making it unlikely for Gill to participate in key matches. While no official statement regarding his availability for the India-Pakistan match has been made, the young batsman may have to sit out multiple games, posing a significant challenge for Team India.