Parthiv Patel Opens Up On Arshdeep Singh’s Stare At Kyle Mayers In The 1st T20I
Jul 30, 2022 at 6:07 PM
Parthiv Patel, the former keeper-batter has attributed Arshdeep Singh’s stare at Kyle Mayers in the first T20I between India and the West Indies on Friday (July 29) to the IPL effect. He said that participating in the highly competitive T20 league has taken young Indian players’ aggression to a different level.
There was an intense tussle between India’s left-arm seamer Singh and West Indies opener Kyle Mayers as the hosts set out to chase 191 at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad.
In the second over of the West Indies’ innings, Kyle Mayers slapped the Indian pacer for a six and a four. However, Arshdeep Singh had the last laugh, as he outfoxed the left-hander with a slow short ball outside off, which Kyle Mayers could only top-edge.
Parthiv Patel Credits IPL For Arshdeep Singh’s Reaction After Picking Kyle Mayer’s Scalp
Kyle Mayers had made 15 in 6 balls with 2 fours and 1 six before Arshdeep Singh bowled a slower bouncer to the left-hander as he tried to advance and hit him over the off-side. However, the pace of the ball fooled Kyle Mayers, and merely went for the cross-batted shot as a reaction.
The ball went in the air and was caught by Bhuvneshwar Kumar running in from midwicket. After the catch was taken to dismiss the West Indies opener, Arshdeep Singh had his arms wide open and gave a death stare to the batter.
Asked about the 23-year-old bowler’s reaction after claiming Kyle Mayers’ wicket, Parthiv Patel said: “That’s exactly how youngsters are. That’s what IPL has done to Indian youngsters. None of the bowlers like to get hit. I am sure he must have planned it. He may have thought that ‘Mayers would step out, so I’ll try and bowl a bouncer’. And he got a wicket, so that’s a natural reaction. That’s how the game’s being played.”
The left-arm seamer returned at the death to clean up Akeal Hosein (11) with an unplayable yorker. He ended the match with impressive figures of 2-24 from his four overs.
Parthiv Patel Is Disappointed When Pacer Arshdeep Singh Doesn’t Get To Play
Praising the young Indian pacer, Parthiv Patel said that he likes bowling tough overs, so he deserves to play for the country more often.
Sharing his thoughts on the Punjab pacer, the former player Parthiv Patel said: “Arshdeep has been bowling difficult overs for Punjab Kings (PBKS). He may not have taken 20 wickets in the tournament (IPL 2022), but he was bowling well. I get very disappointed when Arshdeep doesn’t get to play. Left-arm seamer bowling reverse swinging yorker to a leftie, that was definitely my favourite wicket (dismissal of Hosein).”
Arshdeep Singh made his T20I debut in the first match of the series in England in Southampton. In two games so far, he has claimed four wickets at an average of 10.50 and an economy rate of 5.60.
The 23-year-old was roped into the national squad following his exploits in the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL). However, Arshdeep Singh failed to break into the playing XI during the home series against South Africa and the tour of Ireland.
He finally made his highly-anticipated debut in the first T20I against England, where he ended with figures of 2-18 off 3.3 overs, including a maiden over. The tall bowler is known to use his 6’3” frame to his advantage.
In the IPL 2022, Arshdeep Singh took 10 wickets in 14 games with an economy rate of 7.70 and an average of 38.50. He didn’t have many wickets in his credit, but the stats won’t reveal how he managed to make the death overs his own by delivering yorkers with great precision.