Arshdeep Singh, a young bowler, is the target of savage mocking on social media as a result of dropping a pretty simple catch off Ravi Bishnoi’s bowling during the Asia Cup Super 4 match against Pakistan on Sunday at the Dubai International Stadium. However, the 23-year-old has received a lot of support from cricket fans and commentators. Aakash Chopra, a former India opening batter, most recently modified his Twitter profile picture on Monday to show his support for Arshdeep.
The game’s greatest talking point occurred in Pakistan’s 18th over when rookie seamer Arshdeep Singh blew a pretty simple opportunity off Ravi Bishnoi’s bowling and Asif Ali was granted a reprieve. Arshdeep then entered the game to bowl the final over, but he was unable to hold off seven runs, and Pakistan ultimately prevailed. Speaking at the post-match press conference, India batter Virat Kohli showed his support for Arshdeep, saying mistakes can happen from anyone in high-pressure games: “Anyone can commit the mistake, the situation was tight. It was a high-pressure game and mistakes can happen. I still remember I was playing my first Champions Trophy and the match was against Pakistan, I had played a very bad shot against Shahid Afridi.”
“I was watching the ceiling till 5 am, I was not able to sleep and I thought my career is over but these things are natural. Seniors players get around you, there is a good team environment right now, I give the credit to the captain and coach. The players learn from their mistakes. So one must accept his mistake, address it and look forward to being in that pressure situation once again,” he added. On Sunday, in the Asia Cup Super 4 clash, Babar Azam-led side came out on top against India as they registered a five-wicket win after chasing down a total of 182.