Asia Cup 2023: Shubman Gill Dropped From Team India? Goofup By Host Broadcaster Leaves Everyone Puzzled
The squad list for Team India's Asia Cup 2023 was released on Monday (August 21) in New Delhi following a meeting between skipper Rohit Sharma and the selectors.
The squad announcement was live-streamed with second-by-second updates, and the host announcer caused great confusion when he said that top batter Shubman Gill would not be playing in the Asia Cup.
However, it was eventually revealed that Gill had not been dropped and that Sanju Samson had been named as a backup player for the major tournament.
KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, who had been out from the lineup for some time, have returned, with Suryakumar Yadav also making the cut despite his recent problems in the ODI format.
India squad: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.