India’s Shubman Gill likely to miss Pakistan match due to unfortunate hospitalisation

India's Shubman Gill likely to miss Pakistan match due to unfortunate hospitalisation

Shubman Gill, the standout Indian batsman, finds himself in a hospital bed, battling a deteriorating health condition that casts a shadow over his participation in the pivotal clash against Pakistan, slated for October 14th in Ahmedabad.

Gill, who has been a prolific run-scorer in this year’s one-day internationals, played a pivotal role in forming a formidable opening partnership with the team’s skipper, Rohit Sharma.

Recent reports from the Indian media paint a concerning picture – Gill is still on the road to recovery from dengue fever, and his hospitalization stems from a worrisome drop in his platelet count.

Currently under the watchful eyes of a medical team from the Indian Cricket Board at a Chennai hospital, Gill’s prospects for India’s upcoming World Cup matches look uncertain. He’s already missed the opening clash against Australia and appears likely to sit out the next game against Afghanistan. All indications point to a less-than-ideal recovery timeline for the Pakistan match.

Should Gill manage to overcome this health setback, his journey will see him jetting straight to Ahmedabad. However, Managing Editor – Aaj Tak/Sports Tak, Vikrant Gupta, appears to echo the prevailing sentiment, suggesting that Gill’s well-being takes precedence over the game. In his words, “The young man needs to recover and stay healthy. It’s a long World Cup; he will surely come into play when the team needs him the most.”