Shubman Gill : ‘After Dominating with Nearly 900 Runs in IPL Last Season, Expects Selection’ but Expresses Disappointment if Not Chosen

Amidst the competition for slots ahead of India’s T20 World Cup squad announcement, Gujarat Titans skipper Shubman Gill confidently talks up his chances. While acknowledging that there is no bigger honor than representing India in the T20 World Cup, Gill also emphasizes that allowing national selection to occupy his mind would be “doing injustice to himself and his team.”

Despite the looming T20 World Cup, Indian cricket star Shubman Gill remains steadfastly focused on leading the Gujarat Titans in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024). With the prestigious event set to take place in June this season in the United States and West Indies, the right-handed batsman finds himself in contention for a spot in the lineup, competing particularly with Yashasvi Jaiswal for the opener’s slot. Gill emphasizes that while his fate will only be revealed with time, he is committed to staying grounded and concentrating solely on the present task at hand.

In his debut as an IPL team leader, Shubman Gill has exemplified leadership from the forefront. However, despite his efforts, the Gujarat Titans have endured a season marked by inconsistency. Currently, with four wins and five defeats, the 2022 IPL champions find themselves languishing at the seventh spot in the IPL 2024 Points Table.

“Gill’s IPL 2024 Journey: Batting Brilliance and Tournament Focus”

Ranked as Gujarat Titans’ second-highest run-scorer this season, Shubman Gill has showcased his batting prowess. Accumulating 304 runs in nine games, including two half-centuries, Gill has been instrumental in his team’s performance. As the IPL enters its crucial phase, the young captain remains completely immersed in the tournament, setting aside thoughts of the upcoming T20 World Cup.

“Playing for India is the biggest thing. But if I start thinking about the World Cup, then I will be doing injustice to my current team (GT) and myself.”

“If I have to be picked for the T20 World Cup, I will be picked. But right now, my focus is on IPL and how to get the best out of my team and perform the best for my team which also helps my players,” In an interview with PTI, Gill conveyed

“Gill’s World Cup Aspirations: Balancing IPL Success and International Dreams”

Although Shubman Gill’s immediate focus lies on the ongoing IPL, he has expressed his desire to participate in the upcoming T20 World Cup. Having been a pivotal member of the Indian team during the ODI World Cup last year, the talented batsman is eager to relish the World Cup experience once more. Reflecting on his impressive IPL season last year, Gill emphasized its significance in his aspirations for selection in the World Cup squad.

“Obviously, as a player, I aspire to be part of the World Cup and seize the chance to represent my country on the grandest stage of T20 cricket”.

“Having played in a World Cup last year, I have had my share of experiences, and it would be great to be able to play another World Cup. But I am not thinking that far ahead,” said Shubman Gill.

“I have scored almost 900 runs last season and if I had to be picked, I will be picked if not (then) best of luck to those who are picked,” Gill said.

“Trusting My Game: Shubman Gill Reflects on Positional Shift and Learning”

Many voices suggested I shouldn’t have transitioned from opening to No 3. However, I trust my game the most. While it took time to find my rhythm in that position, it proved to be invaluable learning for me.

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