With unwavering confidence in fellow opener Shubman Gill’s participation in the highly anticipated clash against arch-rivals Pakistan at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad this Saturday, Indian captain Rohit Sharma shared an encouraging update on Gill’s status. Rohit Sharma expressed his optimism, stating that Gill is 99 percent certain to be available for selection. After battling illness, Shubman Gill had to sit out the initial two matches of India in the ongoing World Cup against Australia and Afghanistan respectively. His potential return marks a significant boost for the team as they prepare to face Pakistan.
“Shubman Gill is 99 percent available. We will confirm tomorrow,” Rohit Sharma announced confidently during the press conference.
Gill had been sidelined due to dengue fever but has made a swift recovery, enabling him to rejoin the team for this crucial World Cup match. Recently, Gill arrived in Ahmedabad and was spotted practicing in the nets. His comeback implies that Ishan Kishan might have to step down, having been the preferred choice to open the innings alongside Rohit Sharma in Gill’s absence.