Last Update on: April 1st, 2023 at 11:19 pm
The second match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 was full of excitement as Punjab Kings successfully reduced Kolkata Knight Riders to 46/3 in the powerplay, thanks to the joint efforts of Arshdeep Singh and Sam Curran.
The highlight of the match came when Arshdeep Singh and Raza collaborated to dismiss Anukul Roy, leading to a unique celebration from the 24-year-old Indian cricketer. Arshdeep Singh’s two wickets in the same over put the Knight Riders in a difficult position, and he marked the occasion with a death stare towards Anukul Roy.
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Arshdeep Singh’s excellent performance began with a wicket on his first delivery, dismissing Mandeep Singh, who failed to make an impact on the game. The following over saw Arshdeep Singh’s iconic death stare celebration after he sent Anukul Roy back to the pavilion. Arshdeep Singh played a crucial role in Punjab’s win at the end as the superstar pacer picked up three wickets in the game to bag the Player of the Match award.
I Tried To Be Unpredictable: Arshdeep Singh
Talking during the press conference after the rain-affected game, Arshdeep Singh spoke on his performance and the improvements he had tried making for his game. The bowler also spoke on his death stare to Anukul Roy and said that he did not like how the batter started hitting him from the get-go despite being former teammates.
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“I tried to be unpredictable. The wicket was good for batting so I was mixing it up. (On giving a stare to Anukul Roy after getting his wicket) He was my batch mate in under-19 cricket. He started to hit me straightaway so I wanted to show aggression. He was also showing aggression so my aggression also came out a bit.”
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“Players are expecting that I will bowl yorkers so I tried to surprise them a bit by bowling bouncers. There was some rain around so the wicket had become skiddy, so I was using making use of the conditions on offer. I am enjoying myself and the atmosphere in the dressing room is very good. Going ahead, we will try to keep enjoying and keep winning games for our side. (On Shikhar Dhawan) He has created a very good atmosphere amongst us and we are loving it.”
Arshdeep has been a crucial performer for Punjab Kings and until the arrival of Kagiso Rabada, the player will have to lead from the front in Punjab’s upcoming games.
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