New Delhi. Indian team’s opening batsman Shubhman Gill is currently suffering from dengue fever. He has been admitted to a hospital in Chennai. For this reason, he will not be available for the match against Afghanistan to be held in Delhi on October 11. The Indian opener was admitted to Kauvery Hospital on Monday morning and is currently under the observation of medical experts. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) doctor Rizwan Khan, who is traveling with the team, is also taking care of the young opener.
According to Cricbuzz, Shubman Gill’s platelet count has been low for some time, which is why he did not go with the team to Delhi, where India has to play its second match of the World Cup 2023 against Afghanistan on Wednesday. The team management has been medically advised to avoid flying if platelet count is low. Earlier on Monday, BCCI had issued a statement confirming that Gill will not be available for the Delhi match. He will remain in Chennai and will be under the supervision of the medical team. He did not even play the first match.
BCCI had said in its statement, “Team India batsman Shubman Gill will not travel with the team to Delhi on 9 October 2023. The opening batsman, who missed the team’s first match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 against Australia in Chennai, will also miss the team’s next match against Afghanistan, which is scheduled to be played in Delhi on October 11. He will stay in Chennai and will be under the supervision of the medical team.” In this way, this can be called a big blow for Team India.
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It is understood that many members of the Indian team have not seen Gill since his arrival in Chennai on October 4. He is at the team hotel, where doctors from Kauvery Hospital were doing his blood test and monitoring his platelet count. It is still uncertain whether Gill will be available for the high voltage match against Pakistan in Ahmedabad on Saturday. Gill’s absence was felt on Sunday, when Ishan Kishan, who came in his place, returned to the pavilion without opening the account. Gill’s record in Ahmedabad is strong.
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