Shubman Gill Discharged After Dengue Hospitalization, Doubtful for Upcoming Matches

Rozana Spokesman  | Amanat Thaper

Indian Cricket Team's Star Opener Discharged from Chennai Hospital, Faces Uncertain Return to World Cup 2023

Shubman Gill

CHENNAI: The Indian cricket team, fresh from their victorious start in the World Cup 2023, faces an unexpected setback as their star opener, Shubman Gill, remains sidelined due to dengue. Gill's ailment, which led to a sharp decline in his blood platelet count, necessitated his hospitalization at Kaveri Hospital in Chennai.

Upon admission, Gill received medical attention and was under close monitoring by healthcare professionals. Subsequently, he was discharged and returned to the team hotel to continue his recovery. However, the possibility of his participation in the highly anticipated match against Pakistan remains bleak. Furthermore, he has been officially ruled out of India's forthcoming World Cup encounter against Afghanistan scheduled for Wednesday.

Gill's absence from the team's victory against Australia and the subsequent match against Afghanistan showcases the impact of his illness on the team's performance. The Board of Cricket in India (BCCI) had initially announced Gill's unavailability due to illness before the Australia match but had not disclosed the specific nature of his ailment. Notably, The Indian cricket fraternity and fans alike eagerly await Gill's recovery, hoping to witness his return to the pitch as soon as possible.