Shubman Gill backs his name for India’s T20 World Cup 2024 squad: ‘If after scoring 900 runs…’

Rohit Sharma is all set to meet Ajit Agarkar-led selection panel to finalise India’s squad for the T20 World Cup 2024. While the suspense continues on the potential names in the 15-member squad, India’s young star Shubman Gill has backed himself for the selection in the squad and mentioned his brilliant IPL 2023 season, where he scored 900 runs. 

“I definitely back myself to be able to make it to the squad. If after scoring 900 runs last season, I don’t back myself then I don’t think there would be any point in scoring those runs. It is my dream to be able to represent my country at a world stage in a tournament like that…,” Shubman Gill said while speaking to news agency ANI. 

“My captaincy experience has gone really good. I have learned a lot of things. I think Noor and Rashid have been nothing short of magnificent for me as a captain and the team,” Shubman Gill added.

Shubman Gill’s remarks came ahead of the reported meeting between Rohit Sharma and Ajit Agarkar-led selection panel after MI vs DC IPL 2024 match on April 27. As per a Dainik Bhaskar report, the committee with finalise the names of India’s 15-member squad during the meeting as the final deadline given by International Cricket Council (ICC) is May 1. 

The sources from the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has revealed that there are confusions regarding the selection of Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli as all three batters play around the same position. Yashasvi Jaiswal made a strong return to his form in IPL 2024 with a century against Mumbai Indians and is back in discussions for the marquee event is set to kick off on June 1 in the USA and the West Indies. 




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Published: 25 Apr 2024, 09:50 PM IST

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