India-Pakistan Super 4 match in the on-going Asia Cup on Sunday lived up to its hype as both sides played a thriller and in the end it was Babar Azam’s side who had the upper hand by five wickets and now India has to play their games against Sri Lanka win and Afghanistan if they want to make it to the final. However, the game’s biggest talking point came in the 18th of the innings when young sailor Arshdeep Singh dropped a relatively easy shot at Ravi Bishnoi’s bowling, and Asif Ali got a life as a result.
Arshdeep then came to throw in the final, but he was unable to defend for seven runs and in the end Pakistan walked away with a win. Now former Indian spinner Arshdeep comes to the rescue by saying that no one intentionally drops catches and that the young navigator should not be criticized.
“Stop criticizing young @arshdeepsinghh. Nobody drops the catch on purpose..we are proud of our 🇮🇳 guys..Pakistan played better..shame on such people who put our own boys down by selling cheap stuff saying on this platform about arsh and team.. Arsh is GOLD,” Harbhajan tweeted.
Stop criticizing young people @arshdeepsinghh Nobody drops the catch on purpose..we are proud of our 🇮🇳 guys..Pakistan played better..shame on such people who put our own guys down by saying cheap things on this platform about arsh and team.. Arsh is GOLD
— Harbhajan Turban (@harbhajan_singh) September 4, 2022
Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan also took to Twitter to show his support for Arshdeep.
Arshdeep is a strong character. Stay that way boy. @arshdeepsinghh
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) September 4, 2022
Speaking of the match between India and Pakistan, the former was sent to the bat and the team scored 181/7 in 20 overs. Virat Kohli scored the highest score with a knock of 60 from 44 balls.
Chasing 182, wicketkeeper batter Mohammad Rizwan scored the highest score for Pakistan when he played a knock of 71 from 51 balls. However, the impact innings came from Mohammad Nawaz, who started at number 4 and the southpaw scored 42 runs off 20 balls.
For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal and Arshdeep Singh each scalped one wicket.
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