'Abhi maza aayega na bhidu' - Fans react as Rohit Sharma expressed high likelihood that Shubman Gill might make comeback against Pakistan

On the eve of the match against the arch rivals Pakistan, the star India batter was seen spending more than 45 minutes in the nets. Gill was seen doing shadow practice on the main pitch.

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Shubman Gill (Source: Twitter)

Shubman Gill (Source: Twitter)

Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma has expressed a high likelihood, stating a "99 per cent chance," that Shubman Gill will play in the much-anticipated Cricket World Cup 2023 clash against Pakistan. Gill was absent from the initial two matches against Australia and Afghanistan due to illness, reportedly suffering from dengue.

Despite his health setback, he has travelled to Ahmedabad with the team and participated in a batting practice session on Thursday. Gill, who has showcased impressive performances across all three formats in the past year, is set to make his Cricket World Cup debut. On the eve of the match, the star India batter was seen spending more than 45 minutes in the nets. In 20 ODIs this year, he has amassed 1,230 runs at an average of 72.35 and a strike rate just above 105, including five centuries and five fifties, with a best score of 208.

"99 per cent he (Gill) will play. We'll see tomorrow (Saturday) about that," Rohit said at the pre-match conference when asked for an update on Gill’s availability. Let us look at how Twitter has reacted to this information from Rohit:









India and Pakistan promise to be a blockbuster event

Scheduled at Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium on Saturday, the India-Pakistan match follows two previous encounters between the arch-rivals during a successful Asia Cup campaign. The first match, held in the group stage, was disrupted by rain, leading to abandonment, while in the subsequent clash during the Super Four stage, India secured a convincing victory.

India commenced their World Cup journey with a triumph over Australia, while Pakistan secured victories in both of their initial matches, building momentum for the impending significant encounter. Fans are eager for key players of the Men in Blue, including Virat Kohli, skipper Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul, and Mohammed Siraj, to maintain their consistent performances.

The hope is for these megastars to uphold India's winning streak against Pakistan in 50-over World Cups, seeking an 8-0 victory over their arch-rivals in the upcoming World Cup clash. India holds a dominant head-to-head record in ODI World Cup matches, having won all seven encounters against Pakistan, maintaining a perfect 100 per cent win record thus far.


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