The arch-rivals India and Pakistan played another nail-biting thriller in the super-4 round of the Asia Cup 2022. Both teams played against each other for the second time in the tournament. This time, the men in green cleared off the account with the Indians for their defeat in the group stage match.
The match entered the last over when Pakistan crossed the line on the fifth ball of the over by chasing down the target of 182 runs posted by India. Experts and fans are still naming the dropped catch of Asif Alli by young Indian pacer Arshdeep Singh in the 18th over of the match when Ravi Bishnoi was bowling.
Later on, the 25-year-old found himself on the receiving end of criticism from the Indian cricket fans for his drop at a crucial juncture of the match.
Apart from that Arshdeep’s parents were also there at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium to watch the match. They also commented on the performance of Arshdeep during a conversation with a Pakistani sports journalist Rizwan Haider. Arshdeep’s mother Baljit Kaur said that he would’ve won the match for India if he had 12-13 runs to defend in the last over.
It’s all a part and parcel of the game – Arshdeep’s father on his dropped catch
Other than mother Baljit, the young pacer’s father Darshan Singh expressed his opinions on the dropped catch by Arshdeep. He said it’s all a part and parcel of the game. Singh also added that he loved the atmosphere in the stadium.
In the first clash during the group stage, Indians defeated the men in green by a margin of five wickets. But in the second meetup in the super-4 round of the tournament, Babar & co managed to clear off their account by defeating the men in blue by a margin of five wickets.
Star wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan ended up as the highest run-scorer for Pakistan in the innings. He scored 71 runs off 51 balls with six boundaries and two sixes to his name. Other than him, Mohammad Nawaz stunned everyone with his blistering knock of 42 runs off just 20 balls with six boundaries and two sixes to his name. He was also awarded player of the match for his game-defining performance.