Arshdeep Singh – the Indian fast bowler hogged all the limelight of this universe for dropping a crucial catch, in a high-voltage Super 4 game against Pakistan. It’s been more than a week since his on-field mistake made him face the wrath of angry Indian cricket fans.
The Asia Cup 2022 is over, and the Indian team has moved on and is focusing on their next assignment, 3 T20Is against Australia, but the discussion around Arshdeep Singh doesn’t seem to be vanishing soon.
The 22-year-old was massively backed by the management and teammates and even secured his spot for the upcoming 2022 T20I World Cup down under. Though skipper Rohit Sharma was agitated when the catch was dropped, he was the first one who extended his support to Arshdeep Singh. During the post-match presser, the former said it was normal to make mistakes under pressure.
Rohit Sharma Impressed By Arshdeep Singh’s Bowling Performance As He Provided Variety In India’s Pace Attack
Once again, Rohit Sharma had Arshdeep Singh’s back while speaking with media personnel ahead of the first T20I against Australia. The Indian skipper termed the pacer a smart bowler and praised the way he nailed yorkers under extreme pressure.
“The way Arshdeep bowled was very impressive. The way he landed yorkers under extreme pressure in his first year of international cricket, is not easy. He is a very smart guy and keeps things simple. We needed a left-arm seamer, and he has done well in IPL and then he came here (into the India team) and has done well,” said Rohit.
“We always wanted variety in our attack and we have that now,” he added.
Arshdeep Singh took two wickets in the opening game against Pakistan and later scalped three more wickets in the next four games in the Asia Cup. The pacer has also been named in India’s 2022 T20I World Cup squad, which will be flying to Australia in October, this year.
During the Asia Cup Super 4 clash against Pakistan, Arshdeep Singh dropped a relatively easy catch of Asif Ali, following which he had to face a lot of flak on social media. India lost to Pakistan as Arshdeep Singh failed to defend seven runs in the last over
Rohit Sharma: India Will Continue To Play With An Attacking Mindset
Rohit Sharma further said his team will continue with their attacking approach with the bat, something which has given them results in bilateral series wins, and made it clear that if the approach doesn’t come off on a particular day, then they have a plan in hand.
“We will continue to play like that. Because that is something we spoke clearly right at the beginning, and everyone’s quite comfortable with that. At the same time, we know our second line of defence, what is it if we are in trouble? We spend a lot of time talking about these things. Guys are very clear: If we are three for 50 or 50 for no loss, how we need to go about our business in batting, we are very clear on that and have been discussed on a length,” Rohit said.
Arshdeep Singh, the young Indian pacer became one of the major highlights of Asia Cup 2022, for both right and wrong reasons. The Punjab bowler, who made his international debut in the T20I against England this year, has played 11 T20I matches and scalped 14 wickets so far averaging 20.14.