Arshdeep Singh makes into the T20 World Cup squad, receives prayers from the parents
Young Indian pacer Arshdeep Singh made his international debut against England in T20Is this year while the selectors, however, showed confidence in him and he got named in India’s T20 World Cup squad, Arshdeep’s parents called it a dream come true.
Young Indian pacer Arshdeep Singh made his international debut against England in T20Is this year. The Asia cup clash between Pakistan and India was played on September 4.
Babar Azam-drove’s side came out on top against India as they registered a five-wicket victory after chasing down a total of 182.
However, the biggest talking point of the game came in the 18th over of the innings as young seamer Arshdeep Singh dropped a relatively easy chance off the bowling of Ravi Bishnoi at the crucial moment of the game, and as a result, Asif Ali got a life and he had to face a lot of criticism.
The selectors, however, showed confidence in him and he got named into India’s T20 World Cup squad. Elated with his inclusion, Arshdeep’s parents called it a dream come true.
“From contributing to India’s win to seeing India lose against Pakistan, Arshdeep has seen a lot in his short India career so far. Such things have taught him a lot, including the importance of always staying positive. To see his name included in India’s World T20 team is a special moment for Arshdeep as well the whole family, apart from the cricket fans,”Arshdeep’s mother, Baljeet Kaur told The Indian Express.
“I was doing my evening prayers when Arshdeep’s name was announced. I also prayed for Arshdeep’s good performance in the upcoming T20 World Cup to help India win the trophy,”she added.
Talking about Asia Cup and the dropped catch, Arshdeep’s father Darshan Singh expressed that these things will be motivating him to always give his best.
“For every player, playing the World Cup is a dream and we are happy that Arshdeep’s dream has come true. He has always aimed to give his best and help India win and he will be aiming to help India win the trophy once again. Moments like today make one reflect on their past struggles,”said Darshan Singh.
“Arshdeep has struggled a lot — like cycling to the academy in Chandigarh from our Kharar home or spending hours at the academy be it summers or winters. Wins and losses are part of the game and whatever happened earlier this month will only motivate him to do his best always,”he added.
Arshdeep took two wickets in the first game against Pakistan and later got three more wickets in the next four games in the Asia Cup. So far, he has played 11 matches for India and scalped 14 wickets.