Asia Cup 2022: Harbhajan Singh comes out in support of Arshdeep Singh after youngster drops Asif Ali’s catch in India vs Pakistan game
Asia Cup 2022: Former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh came out in support of Arshdeep Singh as he shut down trolls who were targeting the Indian pacer.
Pakistan was able to maintain composure and completed the 182 run innings with just one ball remaining. Even though the Men in Green batted brilliantly throughout the intense chase, Asif Ali’s dropped catch from Arshdeep Singh ultimately proved to be the game’s crucial moment.
When Ravi Bishnoi was bowling the 18th over of the game, the incident took place. The flighted delivery Asif Ali attempted to slog sweep barely yielded a top edge. The man who calmly slid under the ball was Arshdeep. But unexpectedly, and much to everyone’s disappointment, the left-arm pacer dropped the catch.
Stop criticising young @arshdeepsinghh No one drop the catch purposely..we are proud of our 🇮🇳 boys .. Pakistan played better.. shame on such people who r putting our own guys down by saying cheap things on this platform bout arsh and team.. Arsh is GOLD🇮🇳
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 4, 2022
The ball probably passed right through his hands because he probably took it too lightly. The Indian team members in the middle, along with the rest of the crowd, all had their hands on their heads. At covers, Rohit Sharma was fielding and enraged by the missed opportunity.
Although he didn’t scream at Arshdeep Singh, it was obvious that he wasn’t happy with the effort made. Asif Ali ended up scoring 16 runs off of 8 balls at that crucial point of the game, which was significant in the context of the game.
After missing the catch from Asif Ali, Arshdeep Singh must have been under a lot of strain. But when he gave the young man the assignment to bowl the last over, the boy excelled. Despite giving up a boundary off the second ball, he maintained his composure to bowl a few dot balls and remove Asif Ali with a magnificent yorker. The next batter was Iftikhar Ahmed. With one ball remaining, his team took the match by five wickets.