Exclusive | We are proud of Arshdeep’s contribution, hoping for India to win T20 World Cup: Arshdeep Singh’s father
Arshdeep Singh – you beauty! 18-matched old awestruck cricket fraternity with his absolute inswinger which left top-seeded Babar Azam with rattled stumps at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia, on November 23 (Sunday). The 23-year-old has been a revelation for Team India as he has bestowed his duties in a rightful manner in a high-stake T20 World Cup 2022.
While speaking to The Quotes, Mr. Darshan Singh, a retired CISF official and father of pace new sensation Arshdeep Singh, expressed gratitude towards almighty for blessing his son and letting him represent the nation.
“We are glad that Arshdeep is doing so well. But the team’s performance is more important than my son’s. We are extremely proud of all the players for living up to our expectations and qualifying for the semi-finals,” Mr. Singh told The Quotes.
Currently in Australia, Mr. Singh revealed that he is delighted of his son becoming an integral part of the squad, and contributing to the team’s success.
“He is positive and in the right mindset. We are confident of his performance in the semi-final, and are constantly praying for the team’s success in the final of the T20 World Cup 2022,” added Mr. Singh.
23-year-old faced the brunt of being an Indian cricketer only in his first major assignment as he missed an easy catch in a high-stake clash against Pakistan in T20 Asia Cup 2022, in UAE. He was termed ‘Khalistan’ by social media fringe, but the pacer showed a lot of maturity by staying away from controversies and focusing on his game.
The same was visible with the very first delivery he bowled in the T20 World Cup 2022, his first ICC tournament, as he dismissed Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, and then Md. Rizwan in his alternate over. Ever since, Singh has never looked back and successfully walked on all the tasks handed by the skipper.
While Jasprit Bumrah’s absence from the squad raised a lot of doubts in the capabilities of Indian pace attack, with 10-wickets in five matches, Singh under the able guidance of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Md. Shami added feathers to the bowling department. Apart from Babar Azam and Md. Rizwan, Arshdeep has also hunted down Quinton de Kock (SA), WC centurion Rilee Rossouw, Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan and few others.
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Arshdeep has not just the backing of head coach Rahul Dravid and skipper Rohit Sharma, but also Indian cricket fans have started celebrating every success of the Punjab-based cricketer. One can easily see Arshdeep Singh’s poster waving in every Australian stadium. As Team India faces a fierce challenge in the form of England in the knockout stage, we hope Arshdeep lives up to the expectations, and India lifts the title.
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