T20 World Cup 2022
Arshdeep Singh Dismissed Babar Azam For A Golden Duck
By CricShots - Oct 23, 2022 2:43 pm
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It was a delight for India straightaway in the much-awaited game against Pakistan at the MCG on Sunday as the young seamer, Arshdeep Singh dismissed the opposition skipper, Babar Azam for a golden duck. The captain of Pakistan has always been considered as the crucial cog and this start would surely pump up the men in blue who would be raring to avenge the loss of the 2021 T20 World Cup.

Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh dismissed Babar Azam

Earlier in the game, the Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bowl first citing the overcast conditions. The Indian bowlers made full use of the conditions as Bhuvneshwar Kumar gave away no run off the bat in the first over and troubled the batter throughout the six balls.

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After a perfect first over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who conceded just a single of a wide ball, Arshdeep Singh struck in his very first ball in the next over with a beautiful inswinger. It was a length ball in the middle as Babar looked to work it across the line, but was beaten by the pace as the ball hits plumb on his pads in line with the leg stump. Babar opted for a review, but there was no escape for the Pakistan captain as the ball was pitching in line, the impact was in line, and crashed onto the leg stumps.

Here is the video of the wicket from Arshdeep Singh:


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Arshdeep was in his fourth over and was very effective with his swing. However, this time the pacer pulled off a different trick bowling a vicious bouncer to the wicketkeeper-batter. Rizwan wasn’t able to handle the bounce well and ended up top-edging the delivery.

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The ball went high in the night sky and landed straight down the throat of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and into his cupped hands. The bowler was pumped up after the wicket and gave an intense death stare to the batter as he walked back to the pavilion. 

Here is the video of the death stare from Arshdeep Singh:

Moments after the dismissal of Babar for golden duck, Twitter erupted with posts on Suresh Raina. Two days before the match, Suresh Raina, in an interview with Quint, had, said, “He is good skipper and a really good cricketer. He has done really well for his team. But hopefully, when he comes to play against us, Arshdeep Singh will get him out.”