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

India National Cricket Team vice-captain KL Rahul lavished praise on the young left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh after his outstanding performance in the first T20I match of the three-match T20I series against the South Africa National Cricket Team.

India National Cricket Team dominantly won by 8 wickets against South Africa National Cricket Team in the T20I series opener at the Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday, September 28.

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

Pacers Arshdeep Singh and Deepak Chahar wreaked havoc with the ball and restricted South Africa to 106/8. Chasing the target, Suryakumar Yadav played a stellar knock and KL Rahul scored good runs to help India win the game.

In his first over in the match, left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh castled Quinton de Kock for 1 and then on the last two deliveries of the over, he dismissed both Rilee Rossouw and David Miller for a golden duck. Also, he won the Player of the Match award as he ended his spell with the figures of 4-0-32-3.

During the post-match presentation ceremony, Rahul showered praise on Arshdeep. He said:

“He’s (Arshdeep) growing with each game and with each outing he gets better, he is somebody who has a big heart and I have seen him in close quarters while playing in the IPL.”

Notably, Arshdeep played the under the leadership of Rahul at Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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To be the number one death bowler in a team which has Rabada speaks highly of him – KL Rahul

KL Rahul. PC- AP
KL Rahul. PC- AP

Rahul further highlighted that the young left-arm pacer Arshdeep was the main death bowler of Punjab Kings in the IPL 2022, despite star South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada being a part of the side.

“This season what he did for his franchise was phenomenal and to be the number one death bowler in a team which has Rabada speaks highly of him. We always want a left-arm seamer and it is great to have someone like Arshdeep,” Rahul further said.

Kagiso Rabada Rishi Dhawan
Kagiso Rabada, Rishi Dhawan and Arshdeep Singh. Image: BCCI/IPL

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