Recovering from dengue fever, Shubman Gill has resumed net practice in preparation for the India vs. Pakistan game after missing India’s initial two matches.

Indian batter Shubman Gill has touched down in Ahmedabad, creating a buzz as the eagerly awaited India vs. Pakistan showdown at the Narendra Modi Stadium looms on Saturday, October 14. Gill, who was diagnosed with dengue fever prior to India’s opening match against Australia in Chennai, was under medical supervision during his recovery.

Despite his welcome return to net practice, his inclusion in the India-Pakistan game remains uncertain. The team management is cautious not to rush his return to the playing XI, mindful of the tournament’s duration.

Viral images of Gill’s practice have generated excitement among Indian fans, who eagerly await a decision on his participation in this crucial encounter.

Gill’s extraordinary form in 2023 has made him the leading run-scorer in ODIs, accumulating 1230 runs in 20 innings at a remarkable average of 72.35, featuring five centuries and five fifties. His double century against New Zealand earlier in the year was historic, and his record at the Narendra Modi Stadium is impressive, having scored T20I and Test centuries.

The young batters recovery is eagerly anticipated by the team management as his remarkable batting feats at the venue include IPL success with the Gujarat Titans in 2023.

India has a flawless record against Pakistan in World Cup encounters, having emerged victorious in all seven previous meetings. The BCCI is adding star power to the event, with Bollywood icons Amitabh Bachchan and Rajnikanth, singer Arijit Singh, and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar set to grace the iconic stadium, making this game an even grander spectacle.

Last Updated on October 12, 2023

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