Delhi Capitals assistant coach Shane Watson provided an update on opener Prithvi Shaw‘s health who has been admitted to the hospital due to fever. Shaw missed DC’s last three outings whereas he left the bio-bubble and has been hospitalised due to the same.
Prithvi Shaw Hospitalized
Earlier, Shaw shared a picture from his hospital room on his Instagram stories and wrote “Admitted in hospital & recovering from fever. Thank u all for your good wishes. Will be back in action soon.”
Shaw missed the following league match against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday where CSK won the game by 91 runs difference.
Shane Watson Updates on Shaw’s Health
Delhi are desperately searching for an opening partner for inform David Warner. They tried Mandeep Singh but he failed miserably and in the last game KS Bharat opened the batting with Warner, where he was sent back by Trent Boult for a second-ball duck.
“It’s not looking great. I don’t know exactly his diagnosis but he’s had this underlying fever for the last two weeks now which they have to really get to the bottom of to find out exactly what it was. I don’t know exactly what the diagnosis is but it’s not looking great for him to be available for us for the last few games,” Watson told the Grade Cricketer Podcast.
Shaw, who has been down with a fever and admitted to a hospital, last played on May 1, against Lucknow Super Giants.
“It’s a big shame because he is an incredibly skilful young batter taking the best bowlers in the world down a lot of the time. So it’s a big loss for us to not have him. But hopefully, he gets back to full health quickly. But yeah, the last couple of weeks he has been under the weather. Hopefully, he gets back to full health soon but it’s not going to be in time for the minimum last few games of Delhi Capitals,” he added.
DC have struggled with COVID-19 throughout the tournament. Mitchell Marsh and Tim Seifert had earlier tested positive, along with four support staff members.
He has scored 259 runs from nine matches at a strike rate of 159.88, including two half-centuries.