Before the Pakistan clash, Yuvraj Singh sent Shubman Gill an inspirational message, saying, "I told him that."
On Saturday, October 14, India and Pakistan will play in match 12 of the ODI World Cup 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
India started the tournament on a positive note, winning their first two games and eliminating both the formidable Australia and the erratic Afghanistan squad to maintain their spot in the top four.
Young batter Shubman Gill, who is currently recuperating from dengue, has received a special message from former Indian all-rounder and two-time world champion Yuvraj Singh ahead of the highly anticipated India vs. Pakistan match.
Notably, Ishan Kishan was moved up the order to open with captain Rohit Sharma, meaning Gill missed India's first two matches in the current tournament.
But in the end, India had no issues as they decisively defeated Afghanistan and Australia.
In an attempt to uplift the star opener by reminding him that he competed in the 2011 World Cup despite fighting cancer, Yuvraj disclosed their conversation.
Gill, who recently joined the Indian squad in advance of the match against Pakistan, has not yet received the final go-ahead to participate in the crucial game.
"I have fortified Shubham Gill, and he is now stronger than ever." I quickly prepared myself to join the team after telling him that I had participated in the World Cup while fighting cancer. I hope he'll be prepared for the India vs. Pakistan match," he remarked.
"I have personally experienced how difficult it is to play cricket when you have dengue fever. Thus, I'm hoping that he'll play if he's healthy," the 41-year-old stated.
The renowned all-rounder continued by praising India's capacity to handle pressure, which was evident during their match against Australia.
After the team was down 3 for 2, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul came to the rescue, scoring 156 runs between them for the fourth wicket to help the team win.
"After losing a number of wickets quickly in the first game, I thought we handled the pressure really well." The bowlers performed admirably, and we made use of the circumstances as they are in our nation.
"We played with aggression against Afghanistan, and Rohit won the game with a brilliant hundred." We are therefore acclimating to pressure situations because, as Yuvraj continued, "pressure will exist during the semi-final game, and it is crucial that we do so."
Yuvraj also shared his thoughts on the India vs. Pakistan match, saying that given both teams' performance in the tournament thus far, he anticipates an exciting match.
Right now, it's the "talk of the town." Matches between India and Pakistan are always memorable. Every time I talk to the guys, I tell them to get excited because it's a significant event. You never know when these times will return, Yuvraj remarked.