Arshdeep Singh, an Indian fast bowler, stole the show when he dropped a key catch during a high-stakes match against Pakistan. More than a week has passed since his on-field error earned him the wrath of irate Indian cricket fans.
The Indian squad has moved on from the Asia Cup and is now concentrating on their next task, three 20-over matches against Australia, but the controversy surrounding Arshdeep Singh doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon.
The 22-year-old had tremendous support from the coaching staff and his teammates, and he even guaranteed himself a position in the 2017 T20 World Cup in Australia.
Rohit Sharma Impressed By Arshdeep Singh
Even though Rohit Sharma, the captain, was upset that the catch was missed, he was the first to offer Arshdeep Singh his support. The former stated it was common to make errors under pressure during the post-game press conference.
Speaking to the media before the opening T20I against Australia, Rohit once more had Arshdeep’s back. The Indian captain hailed the fast bowler’s accuracy while under pressure, calling him a savvy bowler.
“The way Arshdeep bowled was very impressive. The way he landed yorkers under extreme pressure in his first year of international cricket, is not easy. He is a very smart guy and keeps things simple.
We needed a left-arm seamer, and he has done well in IPL and then he came here (into the India team) and has done well,” said Rohit.
“We always wanted variety in our attack and we have that now,” he added.
We Will Continue To Play Like That: Rohit Sharma On India’s Aggressive Batting Strategy
Further, Rohit stated that his squad would keep using the aggressive batting strategy that has resulted in bilateral series victories, and he made it clear that if the strategy doesn’t work on a given day, they have backup plans.
“We will continue to play like that. Because that is something we spoke clearly right at the beginning, and everyone’s quite comfortable with that. At the same time, we know our second line of defence, what is it if we are in trouble?
We spend a lot of time talking about these things. Guys are very clear: If we are three for 50 or 50 for no loss, how we need to go about our business in batting, we are very clear on that and have been discussed on a length,” Rohit said.