Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill’s playful exchange sets an upbeat tone as India prepares to face Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2023 final at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, on Sunday, September 17.

As the Asia Cup 2023 final approaches on Sunday, September 17, at Colombo’s R. Premadasa Stadium, the cricketing world looks forward to an intense showdown between India and defending champions Sri Lanka. India, with seven titles to their name, stands as the most successful team in Asia Cup history. Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, they aim to secure their eighth title, further solidifying their dominance in the tournament.

In a delightful pre-final moment that has since gone viral on social media, Captain Rohit Sharma and opener Shubman Gill shared a candid exchange. The video shows the two Indian cricketers outside an elevator, with Gill posing a question to Rohit, to which the captain responds with a playful, “Arey aise nahi hoga, Pagal hai kya?” This lighthearted interaction added a touch of camaraderie to the tense buildup surrounding the final match, offering fans a glimpse of the players’ off-field chemistry as they prepare to battle it out for the coveted title.

Shubman Gill’s remarkable form in the Asia Cup 2023 stands out, leading the run charts with 275 runs in five innings, boasting a remarkable average of 68.75 and a brisk strike rate of 90.46. He notched up an unforgettable century (121 off 133) in the recent Super Four clash against Bangladesh, a valiant effort despite India falling short by eight runs in a match that ended their 4200-day unbeaten streak against Bangladesh in Asia Cup encounters.

Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma has also shone in the tournament, amassing 194 runs in five innings with three half-centuries to his name. As the final showdown approaches, the skipper is eager to carry his stellar form into the championship clash.

A setback for India as all-rounder Axar Patel will miss the Asia Cup final due to a left quadriceps strain suffered against Bangladesh in the Super Four stage. Washington Sundar steps in as his replacement for the crucial match.

Last Updated on September 17, 2023

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