Arshdeep Singh, KL Rahul
Arshdeep Singh, KL Rahul. (Photo: BCCI)

Arshdeep Singh performed brilliantly in the first T20 match against South Africa, taking 3 wickets for 15 runs in his 3 overs in the power play. Former India batsman Robin Uthappa believes that he could emerge as the next top left-arm pacer in the country, given his incredible talent.

Speaking on PariMatch India, Robin Uthappa said that Arshdeep Singh has the potential to be India’s next big left-arm fast bowler, but also insisted that fans should be patient with him as he is still in his early days in international cricket. He suggested that the youngster relishes the challenge of bowling in difficult situations.

Arshdeep Singh. PC- BCCI
Arshdeep Singh. PC- BCCI

Arshdeep Singh Has The Potential To Be The Next Big Left-arm Fast Bowler – Robin Uthappa

“Arshdeep Singh has the potential to be the next big left-arm fast bowler from India. But he’s still very young. We have to consider that people have a lot of expectations from these guys. It’s important to give them a little time. He’s someone who wants big challenges.”

Uthappa mentioned that Arshdeep Singh proved that he could do well with the new ball. He added that Arshdeep lost a bit of zip due to playing back-to-back matches and it is challenging for a bowler to work on improving his game during the tour.

“Arshdeep Singh proved that he can do well with the new ball. One must understand that a player can’t work on improving his game while touring. During a competition, players focus on recovery and maintaining their strength.”

Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa (Image Credit: Twitter)

“However, the pace of the bowlers tends to drop after a while due to travel and recovery. The same had happened to Arshdeep and it is also happening with Bhuvneshwar Kumar as he has played a lot of games lately.”

Arshdeep Singh took three wickets in the first T20I against South Africa in a three match series on Wednesday, September 28. He was named as player of the match and played an important role in India’s victory. The short break seems to have done wonders for Arshdeep Singh, who is back with a roar.

Quite surprised to see that Mohsin Khan wasn’t picked – Robin Uthappa

Mohsin Khan performed well with the ball for the Lucknow Super Giants in this year’s IPL. He bagged 14 wickets from just nine games at an excellent economy rate of 5.96. Former India batsman Robin Uthappa believes that he could be a useful player for India in the future.

“Mohsin Khan is an extremely talented fast bowler and he can be more than a handful. I was quite surprised to see that he didn’t find favor with the selectors after the IPL this year. He was very effective this season.”

Mohsin Khan. Photo- IPL
Mohsin Khan. Photo- IPL

“He’s an unassuming bowler. You don’t expect him to bowl quick, but he’s very fast and also has a very good short ball.”

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