Cricket expert Aakash Chopra lashed out at the Indian team management for not providing the right update on Shubman Gill’s fitness amid the 13th edition of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023. Shubman Gill didn’t feature in India’s World Cup 2023 opener against the Australian cricket team in Chennai due to dengue fever.
As a result of his health condition, he was hospitalized in Chennai and sought appropriate treatment in Kavery Hospital, as per the reports. The reports added that Gill’s platelet count dropped to 70,000. The source added that the cricketer’s platelet count should go beyond 1,00,000 in order to get released from the hospital.
As per recent reports from the BCCI, Shubman Gill hasn’t travelled with the Indian cricket team to Delhi for the upcoming clash against Afghanistan on October 11 (Wednesday) in Delhi. The report also stated that the youngster remains a doubtful starter for the Pakistan clash on October 14 (Saturday) in Ahmedabad.
Aakash Chopra lashes out at Indian management with regard to Shubman Gill’s fitness
“Shubman Gill is ill. He has not yet become fit. The Indian team have decided that they will not tell us clearly, that we can keep thinking, we can say it is dengue or whatever we feel like but they will not tell us,” former Indian cricketer, Aakash Chopra was quoted as saying on his YouTube channel.
Shubman Gill is the leading run-getter in 2023 as he accumulated 1230 runs, which is the most by a player this year. Moreover, he scored five centuries, five fifties and a double ton in ODIs this year. It remains to be seen when the youngster will make his ODI World Cup debut.
“When he is not travelling and didn’t come to the ground in the last match, it means he is not in such a good position. The Indian team had claimed that he was getting better, was feeling very well, and that they would decide at the last moment. He is not even fit to go to Delhi and you were saying that you were monitoring him in Chennai,” he added.
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