Yuvraj Singh gave Shubman Gill an inspirational message, recalling his 2011 World Cup participation during cancer treatment, in anticipation of the upcoming India-Pakistan clash.
Former Indian all-rounder and Shubman Gill’s mentor, Yuvraj Singh remains optimistic about Gill’s recovery in time for the high-stakes 2023 World Cup clash against Pakistan at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium on October 14. Yuvraj’s encouraging message draws parallels to his own remarkable journey, having played the 2011 World Cup amidst a battle with cancer.
In the 2011 World Cup, Yuvraj Singh shined as the Player of the Tournament, amassing 362 runs and taking 15 wickets with his left-arm spin, a feat etched in cricket history.
Gill, unfortunately, missed India’s initial World Cup encounters against Australia and Afghanistan due to illness. Although he’s present in Ahmedabad, uncertainty shrouds his participation in the upcoming clash against Pakistan.
In a conversation with ANI, Yuvraj Singh shared his inspirational conversation with Shubman Gill, recounting his remarkable 2011 World Cup journey while fighting cancer to motivate Gill. He expressed hope for Gill’s swift recovery, emphasizing the challenges of playing with illnesses.
“Shubham Gill ko maine tagda kar diya hai [I have strengthened Shubham Gill]. I told him that I had played in the World Cup while battling cancer, so I got ready quickly to join the team. Hopefully, he will be ready for the India vs Pakistan game. When you have a fever and dengue, it is really tough to play a cricket match, and I have experienced that. So I hope that if he is fit, then he will definitely play,” Yuvraj remarked.
If you are getting motivation from Yuvraj Singh then your mindset is really high. Yuvraj Singh motivated Shubman Gill before Pak vs Ind game as he was in fever due to dengue, Yuvi paaji told him that he also played 2 matches with dengue and suffered from Cancer. ❤✨ #ShubmanGill pic.twitter.com/NZESWaUQ8g— Pull-Shot™ (@cricket_st92798) October 12, 2023
Regardless of Shubman Gill’s availability, the anticipation surrounding the India-Pakistan clash remains immense. Yuvraj’s perspective on the match suggests a potential thriller, given both teams’ strong form. He noted India’s confidence after victories over Australia and Afghanistan, highlighting Mohammad Rizwan’s outstanding form and Pakistan’s successful run chase against Sri Lanka as factors contributing to an exciting contest.
“India is already confident because they have beaten Australia and Afghanistan. It was a brilliant hundred from Rohit Sharma. I think at the moment both teams are high on confidence, and it should be a cracker of a game. Mohammad Rizwan is in great form. Both teams have outstanding games. Especially for Pakistan, they chased 300-plus runs against Sri Lanka, so it will give them a lot of confidence,” Yuvraj concluded.
#EXCLUSIVE: Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) speaks to CNN-News18's @ShivaniGupta_5 on upcoming India-Pakistan match and Shubman Gill's health— News18 (@CNNnews18) October 12, 2023
Says, "To bounce back from dengue is very hard. I am sure he really wants to play that game." #INDVsPak #WorldCup2023 pic.twitter.com/FRw4jSWoo5
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Last Updated on October 13, 2023
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