ICC World Cup 2023: Shubman Gill on the right path to recovery, awaiting doctor's approval to join the team
Shubman Gill's vital signs are improving and he is on the mend; he will rejoin the team once cleared by the doctor.
Shubman Gill, the opener for India, has remained in Chennai to continue being monitored by the medical staff.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Indian team have not released any official information regarding Gill's condition, and the management is sticking to their claim that "he is recovering well and under the constant watch of the medical team."
Everyone has been stating that he is "looking better and under watch," including bowling coach Paras Mhambrey, coach Rahul Dravid, and skipper Rohit Sharma.
According to trustworthy sources, Gill is recuperating quickly and will probably make the World Cup roster soon.
The physician who is currently attending to him has not yet granted the required approvals, thus he was not on that trip to Delhi. His vital signs show that he is doing well and that he is now "70-80% recovered."
Shubman Gill hasn't travelled with the team since the medical professional attending to him hasn't yet granted the required approvals. It was not the best of times to make him travel all the way to Delhi and then force him to sit in a different hotel room, as he was quite uncertain about the Afghanistan game.
According to a person with knowledge of the situation, "it was felt that keeping him in Chennai wouldn't interrupt the recovery and allow him the required rest."
The body's reaction to prolonged, intense physical exertion makes it difficult to predict when one should return.
At this point, it's challenging to set a date for the return. Because dengue depletes the body of energy, the doctor is giving him daily doses of glucose to stay hydrated. The next stage would be to see how the body responds following rigorous physical exercise as soon as he receives clearance," the insider continues.
Gill did not become ill in Chennai, as CricketNext had revealed last week, and he began exhibiting dengue symptoms "four-five days before landing in Chennai." He consequently missed every practise and the team's opening match of the tournament against Australia on Sunday.
Gill began to exhibit symptoms four to five days ago (before reaching Chennai). Only then did the therapy begin, and since then, it has advanced well and should return to the park shortly, a source informed this publication.
Gill's medical update from BCCI: On October 9, 2023, Team India batter Shubman Gill would not be heading to Delhi with the team.
The opening batter, who was absent from the team's opening match in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 against Australia in Chennai, is expected to be absent from the team's following match on October 11 against Afghanistan in Delhi. He will remain in Chennai, where he will be monitored by the medical staff.