Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill’s ODI World Cup Debut Delayed Due to Dengue

October 10, 2023 9:15 pm

The Indian cricket team, gearing up for the ODI World Cup 2023, has hit a minor roadblock as one of their star players, Shubman Gill, is currently battling dengue fever. This setback has delayed Gill’s eagerly awaited ODI World Cup debut.

The 24-year-old talented batsman was unable to participate in India’s first World Cup match against Australia due to his health condition. Unfortunately, he has also been ruled out of the upcoming clash against Afghanistan. Gill’s platelet count recently dropped below 1,00,000 per microliter, prompting his hospitalization in Chennai for observation. Follow your favourite cricket team with attractive betting odds from Nextbet. 

The Indian cricket team had initially planned for Gill to join them in Delhi for the Afghanistan game. However, the team management decided against changing his medical team and doctor, who had been overseeing his treatment in Chennai. As a result, Gill remained in Chennai for continued care and monitoring by the BCCI medical team.

According to sources, Gill’s condition is steadily improving, with vital signs showing improvement and recovery rates estimated at 70-80%. Although it remains uncertain when he will return to the field, the positive news is that he is on the right path to recovery.

The Indian team has a high-stakes clash against Pakistan scheduled for October 14 in Ahmedabad. It appears unlikely that Gill will be fit and ready for this high-pressure encounter, but his recovery progress is being closely monitored by medical experts.

The cricketing world eagerly awaits Gill’s return to action, as he is considered one of India’s most promising talents. Despite this setback, Team India remains focused on their quest for a third ODI World Cup title, with Gill’s eventual return providing a welcome boost to their campaign. Get free cricket betting tips from Nextbet Sports.