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Shubman Gill Hospitalized, India-Pakistan Clash

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Shubman Gill Hospitalized, India-Pakistan Clash

In the unfortunate turn of events for Team India, star opener Shubman Gill has been hospitalized in Chennai, dealing a significant blow to the team’s campaign in the 2023 World Cup. Gill, who had already missed India’s CWC 2023 opener against Australia due to dengue fever, remained in Chennai as the rest of the team traveled to New Delhi for their upcoming clash against Afghanistan on October 11. His hospitalization has raised doubts about his availability for the crucial India-Pakistan match scheduled for October 14 in Ahmedabad.

Gill’s health took a turn for the worse as his platelet count dropped, necessitating his admission to a Chennai hospital. Sources have confirmed that the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) medical team is closely monitoring his condition.

The BCCI released a statement on Monday confirming Gill’s absence from the Delhi fixture and explaining that he would remain in Chennai under medical supervision. The statement read, “Team India batter Shubman Gill will not be traveling with the team to Delhi on 9th October 2023. The opening batter who missed the team’s first fixture in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 against Australia in Chennai is set to miss the team’s next fixture against Afghanistan in Delhi on the 11th of October.”

Shubman Gill’s absence comes as a significant setback for Team India, as the 24-year-old had been in exceptional form over the past year, particularly in One-Day Internationals (ODIs). In 2023, he had been on a prolific run-scoring spree, amassing five centuries in the ODI format. Gill’s standout performance in the Asia Cup, where he scored a sublime 121 against Bangladesh, and his pivotal role in India’s 2-1 ODI series win over Australia, earned him the Player-of-the-Series award.

In the absence of Gill, India faced a challenging situation in their match against Australia in Chennai, with the team reeling at 2 for 3 while chasing a target of 200. However, Virat Kohli’s brilliant innings of 85 and KL Rahul’s unbeaten 97 ensured that India ultimately secured victory with six wickets and 52 balls to spare.

Given Shubman Gill’s current health condition, it appears highly unlikely that he will be able to participate in the much-anticipated India-Pakistan clash on October 14 in Ahmedabad. Fans and cricket enthusiasts await an official announcement regarding Gill’s availability, with the hope that he can recover swiftly and rejoin the team in the near future.

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By- Sahiba Suri

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