Arshdeep Singh of the Punjab Kings (PBKS) is now getting the credit he has deserved for the past few seasons.
The 23-year-old has been one of Punjab’s greatest bowlers this season and is one of the key reasons why they are still in the fight for the playoffs.
Arshdeep Singh Has Been Brilliant In the Slog Overs
Despite having only seven wickets to his name, Arshdeep Singh has been outstanding in the death, with an economy rate of just 7.14. Punjab has defended totals in some close games because of his accuracy with yorkers and other variations. No one has bowled as many yorkers as Arshdeep Singh this season.
Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan praised Arshdeep Singh’s precision in keeping some of the game’s best finishers quiet in a show with Star Sports. He said: “Arshdeep is a special player. He is young, confident and accurate. All these qualities distinguish him from the bowlers of his age. He’s keeping big players like MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya or someone else silent in the death overs and that speaks volumes about the kind of talent he possesses.”
The fact that Arshdeep has been mentioned in a team with a world-class speedster like Kagiso Rabada, according to Pathan, demonstrates what the 23-year-old has accomplished this season. He added: “His growth has been phenomenal. Despite the presence of a proven international pacer in Kagiso Rabada, an uncapped Indian seamer is getting the recognition proves how good a talent he is. He’s going to be the next big thing for Punjab Kings.”
Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh added, “The other day we saw him giving suggestions to a world-class bowler like Kagiso Rabada on which line to bowl to. This shows how involved he is in the game and doesn’t shy away from sharing his thoughts with the senior players. He bowls yorkers at will in the death overs. I believe a left-arm pacer of this calibre should definitely get a chance to play for India sooner rather than later.”
Arshdeep Singh could well be in contention for a spot in the Indian team for the South Africa series in June.