The 22-year-old Arshdeep Singh gets full support from the Indian captain Rohit Sharma himself stating him to be a very simple and a smart guy. He (Rohit) also said that they need a left hand seamer and has got in the form of Arshdeep who has done well in the IPL.
To remind you, the reason why Arshdeep Singh is in limelight is because of the high pressure match in which he dropped the crucial match against Pakistan in the Asia Cup, 2022 and to remind you again, Rohit was amongst those who was first to lash out at the player, probably, due to pressure again.
But Rohit was amongst the first to back the young cricketer. Look at what Rohit had to say,
“The way Arshdeep bowled was very impressive. The way he landed yorkers under extreme pressure in his first year of international cricket, is not easy. He is a very smart guy and keeps things simple.
We needed a left-arm seamer, and he has done well in IPL and then he came here (into the India team) and has done well,”
Rohit Sharma also spoke about Arshdeep Singh stating him to be quite happy with him. Look at what he said,
“I was quite happy with how we bowled at the death overs. Arshdeep, I will especially credit here because he showed great composure in such a high pressure game. And it’s commendable to bowl the way he did and nail his yorkers. It’s just his first year in international cricket.”
Not only Rohit, but also the veteran Ravichandran Ashwin said,
“Arshdeep Singh has an incredible work ethic, I am sure he will go and achieve a lot in the future, outstanding player, followed him from U-19 days”
Followed him since Under 19 days is what Ashwin says. What a wonderful statement from a senior player like him. But there are still many of those who criticize the young player for the error that he made.
The point here is, who hasn’t made any mistake in life, and the mistake what public are talking about is just from a game, to remind you there are people in this world who has committed even graver mistakes than it looks and seems compared to what Arshdeep has made. So, has Arshdeep committed a “Sin”, of course not, because it is just a game at the end of the day we all humans and such things can happen when least expected.
The tri-series between India, Australia and South is starting from tomorrow, and Rohit Sharma has reassured to remain with their same aggressive style of cricketing as they did before but also confirmed, that if plan A doesn’t work, they have plan B and C in place to overcome any obstacles in the way.