Shubman Gill was 100 percent fit when Rohit Sharma said he was “99 percent” ready to play a day before the game against Pakistan after suffering from dengue. The team’s management was concerned about the possibility of something going wrong or a relapse of fever on game day. As a result, the captain had left some leeway for a last-minute change. The final decision was made on Saturday, just before the game. According to Cricbuzz, team management was cautiously optimistic about his availability.
Live Cricket Score learned that Gill’s main concern was whether he could withstand 100 overs in the field. The second source of concern was that he had only two days of preparation before the game on Saturday, specifically Thursday and Friday. Nonetheless, the management thought he was doing well in the nets. The final decision was still postponed until the very last minute.
The team’s management is pleased with how he was treated at Chennai’s Kauvery Hospital, where he stayed the night before his room was converted into a temporary dispensary with a nurse on duty at all times. He was fed a nutritious diet, with a focus on papaya for energy conservation and strength. Dr. Sivarama Kannan, the doctor in charge of Gill’s quick recovery and return to the field, treated him.
“A young person, especially an athlete, usually recovers quickly. He was completely helpful and attentive. He did everything we asked of him “The doctor spoke highly of the young Indian starter. “He arrived on the evening of the India-Australia match (October 8) and left the next evening. We had a male nurse quartered there to give him injections and IV fluids on time.”