Big blow for Gujarat Titans! Star batsman ruled out of IPL 2024, confirms Ashish Nehra

Gujarat Titans (GT) in IPL 2023

The Gujarat Titans (GT) have suffered a severe blow before the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. Star batsman Robin Minz has been ruled out of the entire tournament. Head coach Ashish Nehra confirmed the development while he spoke to PTI.

Gujarat Titans star Robin Minz met with a tragic accident on (March 2). He was involved in a horrible bicycle accident when he was returning home. He was riding a bicycle when he collided with another bicycle and lost control of his vehicle.

Reports claimed that his bike skidded on the road and fell to the ground. Robin Minz was then rushed to the hospital because he also suffered bruising on his right knee. The wicketkeeper-batsman was kept under observation. His father also provided an update, saying the youngster is doing well and that he was expected to be available for the league.

But things were not as they seemed before. His injuries are much worse than expected and he has now been ruled out of IPL 2024. Head coach Ashish Nehra, while attending the press conference, confirmed the same and stated: “It’s a shame, but we were also excited about a guy like Minz.”

Robin Minz was acquired by Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2024 auction for INR 3.6 crore. He was in high demand at the auction as he invited a bidding war between Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians before the Shubman Gill-led side acquired him.

Robin Minz is highly rated in Indian domestic cricket. He is one of the key young artists of Karnataka. He was last seen in action during the Col CK Nayudu Trophy and made sure to leave an impact.

Robin Minz played a magnificent innings of 137 runs for Karnataka in the knockout game. His form would have been a big advantage for the Gujarat Titans in the IPL. But unfortunately, fans will have to wait for another year to see him in action on the cricket league’s biggest stage.

I want to see how Shubman Gill operates as captain of Gujarat Titans: Ashish Nehra

Gujarat Titans head coach Ashish Nehra also expressed his desire to see Shubman Gill take up the role of captain in the league. The former left-arm pacer stated that the entire India is excited to see the youngster leading the team. He added:

“As the new captain, I want to see how he (Gill) operates and not just me, the whole of India would like to see him because he is that kind of player.

“He seeks to play and do well in all three formats, so we, as a franchise, would like to help him grow more as a person than as a captain. If he grows as a person, he will grow more as a captain in the future and will become better and better.”

Shubman Gill was given the lead after Hardik Pandya was traded to Mumbai Indians. Gujarat Titans will open their league account against Mumbai Indians on March 24 at the Narendra Modi International Stadium in Ahmedabad.