India will start their preparations for the continental tournament Monday, two days after declaring their roster for the Asia Cup 2023. Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli, who are regarded as the Men in Blue’s major players, are among the 17 people on the list.
Speaking of Shubman Gill, the 23-year-old is hoping to redeem himself at the Asia Cup after a dismal tour of the West Indies. Gill discussed how well he gets along with captain Rohit Sharma and why playing first with him is beneficial for him in the lead-up to the famous competition.
The ideal thing for any cricketer, Gill said two days after the announcement, is that Rohit continues to be the centre of attention while letting other players express themselves. “It’s wonderful to start with Rohit. He prefers the other batters to go and express themselves and play how they want since he is the centre of attention. It provides players with the complete flexibility to play their natural game, like me.
The pairing of Rohit and Gill, meanwhile, has had a great start together, scoring 685 runs in nine innings while averaging 76.11. When India plays Pakistan on September 2 in the opening match of the 2023 Asia Cup, Rohit and Gill will next be in action.