Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh[photo: Twitter]

Punjab Kings pace bowler Arshdeep Singh has said that it will require some time for the sensation of getting chosen in the India T20 squad for the series against South Africa to set in, adding that it is the fantasy of each and every cricketer to play for the country.

The 23-year-old Arshdeep completed the IPL 2022 season with 10 wickets from 14 matches, with his best being 3/37, and an economy rate of 7.70. He was compensated for his reliable display in the domestic season and the IPL by being picked for the squad to confront the Proteas in the five-match series starting in New Delhi on June 9.

Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh[photo: Twitter]

Didn’t Feel That Much While The Match Was On: Arshdeep Singh On His Reaction After Being Picked In The Indian Squad

“(I) Feel really happy that I’ve been selected in the India team. (I) Came to know about it just before the match against SRH (at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday). In fact, I came to know about it in the team bus. Yes, it is a pretty exciting feeling.

While the match was on, I didn’t feel it that much, but when I wake up in the morning (on Monday), I will realize that it is a very special moment,” said Arshdeep, who plays domestic cricket for Punjab.

Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh[photo: Twitter]
“Anyone who starts playing the game wants to represent the country and I feel quite lucky and grateful about that. I want to keep performing to the best of my ability in the future,” he added.

Yorkers Essential For Any Pacer To Survive: Arshdeep Singh

The bony bowler uncovered that he needed to truly buckle down on his yorkers, as in a cutthroat climate like the IPL, or even domestic cricket, it’s undeniably challenging for a pace bowler to get by without having the delivery in his munitions stockpile.

Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh (Image: IPL Twitter)

“I guess (the) credit goes to the management (for him bowling yorkers regularly). They got (some good) batsmen in the (mega) auction, so bowling (to) them in the nets, again and again, helped me with that delivery… to save yourself from being clobbered (in the nets), the only way out was to bowl yorkers. So, the improvement that you see in my bowling is because of that,” said Arshdeep.

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“Even when I play for Punjab in domestic cricket, there are good players there as well and if you have to perform well, you have to bowl yorkers,” added the bowler.

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