There are some moments on the field of cricket that makes a cricketer’s image permanent in the minds of cricket fans for the years to come. A similar incident happened with young Indian pacer Arshdeep Singh during when he dropped a catch that was looking very easy during the clash of India and Pakistan in the super-4 round of the Asia Cup 2022.
All it happened when young spinner Ravi Bishnoi was bowling to senior Pakistani batter, Asif Ali. The right-hander lofted the ball in the air on the third ball of the over. It was looking like a very simple catch for Arshdeep. But something else was waiting to be registered in the books of history for this memorable match.
The 25-year-old young Indian lad happened to drop this catch and later on, it proved as a turning point of the match by shifting momentum in the favor of Pakistan. Other than this, the furious reaction from the skipper Rohit Sharma on this drop by Arshdeep has also gone viral on social media. Later on, the fans came up with divided opinions on this reaction from the skipper.
Here’s the video:
— Guess Karo (@KuchNahiUkhada) September 5, 2022
Amidst all this criticism of Arshdeep Singh, former veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh came in support of the left-arm pacer. He went on to state that no one drops catches purposely and there should be any criticism for the young guy.
“Stop criticizing 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,” reads the tweet posted by Harbhajan Singh.
Harbhajan Singh’s tweet:
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
Now, discussing the match between two arch-nemesis, then the Indians scored 181 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Former skipper Virat Kohli played a commendable knock of 60 runs off 44 balls. Star all-rounder and vice-captain Shadab Khan scalped two wickets for Pakistan in the first innings.
Later on, while chasing the target, the men in green managed to cross the line on the fifth ball of the last over. They scored 182 runs for the loss of five wickets and won the match by five wickets to start their super-4 round with a win.