'I don't know the platelet count,' remarks Aakash Chopra, expressing scepticism about Shubman Gill performing in Ahmedabad
Aakash Chopra, a cricket analyst and former Indian cricketer, expressed his happiness that Shubman Gill has arrived in Ahmedabad, but he has doubts about the young opener playing in India's much awaited World Cup 2023 match against Pakistan on Saturday.
Shubman Gill did not play for India in their first World Cup match against Australia in Chennai, and on Wednesday, October 11, they played Afghanistan in Delhi without him. Dengue had sent him to the hospital.
Gill has now arrived in Ahmedabad ahead of India's pivotal game against Pakistan, but it's still unclear if he's fit to play.
Aakash Chopra expressed his doubts about Gill's prospects of participating in the Pakistan match in a video posted on his YouTube channel, pointing to the uncertainty surrounding his recuperation.
Cricket fans are very interested in knowing if Gill will be available for the big match against Pakistan; his presence would definitely improve India's batting lineup. But prior to the game, his recuperation and health will be closely watched, and his fitness will be the determining factor in the decision.
Even though neither you nor I are aware of the platelet count, Shubman Gill is on his way to Ahmedabad. We are hoping that he is getting close to being fit because he is leaving."
"I hope so, but my guess is he won't play in the Pakistan match. Given that dengue is a little problematic, I think he will still need to rest."
Shubman Gill is an important member of the Indian team, and Chopra said that his absence from his "happy hunting ground" will be felt if the stylish batter is unable to play against Pakistan.
"It requires time to heal and return. Therefore, he might not be able to play in this game. The good news is that he is travelling and is no longer in the hospital."Thus, things appear to be getting better. Gill really likes Ahmedabad, so it would have been fun if he had played there."
Gill's absence will be felt because of his influence on the team's batting lineup and his track record in particular locations.