‘Shubman Gill Will Definitely Play Vs Pakistan’, Ex Team India Selector Makes Big Claim Ahead Of IND-PAK World Cup Clash
According to MSK Prasad, Gill was fine and wasn't included in the playing XI against Afghanistan as a precaution. Additionally, he mentioned that a player is perfectly fit to play if he bats for an hour.
Despite the fact that Shubman Gill's training session photo went viral yesterday from Ahmedabad, the Indian team management has yet to provide an update on his condition.
According to sources, he batted for one hour in the nets and is being monitored by support workers. Former Indian selectors chairman MSK Prasad, on the other hand, is confident that the 24-year-old batter would play in Saturday's match against Pakistan at Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium.
"I believe we can put an end to all speculation." Shubman Gill will undoubtedly play in this game (against Pakistan). He's far too talented to pass up.
He only had a temperature. He has fully recovered. It was not even remotely alarming that we would consider replacements. It's all rumours (about the severity of the illness) in whatever form you're hearing," MSK Prasad told hindustantimes.com.
Prasad explains that Gill's absence from the playing XI against Afghanistan was a precautionary measure; otherwise, he was alright. He also stated that if a person bats for an hour, he is highly fit to play.
"We heard that he couldn't play the second game as a precaution, but otherwise he was fine." He lingered in Chennai for one extra day as a precaution. He recovered well and was released.
If a player is playing for 1 bour, it signifies he has recovered. This is a crucial game versus Pakistan. "If he's fit, which I'm sure he is," he says, "he should be in India's playing XI."
Gill has a fantastic record at the Narendra Modi Stadium. He averages 93 in T20Is and Tests combined and has two hundreds to his name. Prasad is aware of this, which is why he believes the Gujarat Titans player should play there tomorrow.
"This is the stadium where he played for his franchise." He knows every blade of grass on this property. He understands how to get runs here. With his track record at this venue and his track record in the last year, he should absolutely play.
We didn't need him in the first couple of games, especially against Afghanistan. The others did their jobs, but Pakistan is also coming off two victories. It would be ideal if we could field the strongest possible team. Of course, Ishan performed admirably in the second game, but when someone like Shubman Gill is present, the XI gains another match-winner.
He doesn't need to go slam-bang in a T20 game. He may take his time getting set up, occupying the crease, and then seeing how things go. "Ideally, I'd like to see him in the XI," the former India keeper-batter said.