New Delhi: India batter Shubman Gill has been discharged from the hospital in Chennai after being sent for dengue treatment earlier on Sunday, 8 October. Sources have confirmed to India Today that Gill’s platelet count dropped ahead of India flying out to Delhi for their match against Afghanistan, and the player had a visit to a private hospital in Chennai for treatment.
“Shubman Gill’s platelet dropped and he was admitted to a hospital in Chennai as a precautionary measure. BCCI’s medical team is also monitoring him,” sources told India Today.
Shubman Gill was discharged from the hospital in Chennai on Tuesday morning after his treatment, according to PTI news agency. The young batter returned to the team hotel where he will continue to be monitored by the BCCI medical team.
Shubman Gill missed India’s opening game against Australia in Chennai but he had travelled with the team to the South Indian city. Gill has not travelled to New Delhi.
India takes on Afghanistan in New Delhi on October 11 while the big-ticket clash between India and Pakistan will be played in Ahmedabad on Saturday
The Board of Control for Cricket in India earlier on Monday, confirmed that the batter was not going to leave for Delhi and would be under the supervision of the medical team.
In Gill’s absence, it is expected that Ishan Kishan will once again open the innings with Rohit Sharma. Both openers failed in the opening match against Australia, scoring ducks. India were pegged back in their chase of 200 runs in Chennai, but Virat Kohli and KL Rahul guided the side to a victory.