Young Indian pacesetter Arshdeep Singh has been on a roll since he made his international debut this year against England in T20Is. The Punjab-born pacer has been unstoppable since then, reaching new heights with every game. He is currently one of India’s most economical bowlers, known for stopping the run flow in death overs. But Arshdeep also faced a lot of criticism when he dropped a relatively easy catch from Asif Ali during the Asia Cup Super 4 clash against Pakistan. However, the selectors showed confidence in him and he was named in the Indian T20 World Cup roster. Delighted with his recording, Arshdeep’s parents called it a dream come true.
“From contributing to India’s victory to seeing India lose to Pakistan, Arshdeep has seen a lot in his short career in India thus far. Such things taught him a lot, including the importance of always staying positive. To see his name included in India’s World T20 team is a special moment for both Arshdeep and the whole family apart from the cricket fans,” Arshdeep’s mother, Baljeet Kaur, told The Indian Express.
“I was doing my evening prayers when Arshdeep’s name was announced. I also prayed for Arshdeep’s good performance in the upcoming T20 World Cup to help India win the trophy,” she added.
Speaking of Asian Cup and the lost catch, Arshdeep’s father Darshan Singh stated that these things will motivate him to always give his best.
“Playing the World Cup is a dream for every player and we are happy that Arshdeep’s dream has come true. He has always strived to give his best and help India win and he will strive to help India win the trophy again. Moments like today make you think about their past struggles,” said Darshan Singh.
“Arshdeep has struggled a lot – like cycling to the academy in Chandigarh from our home in Kharar or spending hours at the academy be it summers or winters. Wins and losses are part of the game and what happened earlier this month , will only motivate him to always do his best,” he added.
Arshdeep took two wickets in the opening match against Pakistan and later scalped three more wickets in the next four matches in the Asian Cup. So far he has played 11 games for India and scalped 14 wickets.
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