Indian fast bowler Arshdeep Singh’s coach Jaswant Rai requested people to watch matches with the right spirit and not troll any player as well. His comments came as, on Sunday, September 4, Arshdeep faced a lot of flak after he dropped Asif Ali’s catch in the 18th over of Pakistan’s run-chase in the Asia Cup Super Four match at Dubai International Cricket Stadium as well which turned the table.
Meanwhile, Arshdeep’s drop catch turned out to be costly in the game as Asif Ali went on to score 16 off eight balls with two fours and one six. Although Arshdeep dismissed the right-hander in the last over, it was late by then as they won the game as well. Meanwhile, on Sunday, the 23-year-old Arshdeep finished with figures of 3.5-0-27-1.
“I didn’t expect something like this. He shouldn’t have been trolled for the drop catch. It’s a part of the game and India still had the chance to win the match. Pakistani batters should be appreciated for the way they played. I request people to watch the game with passion and not troll players,” Jaswant Rai was quoted as saying to India Today.
“People are emotional about cricket in India, especially when it’s about a high-voltage match against Pakistan. Winning and losing are part and parcels of a game. The same people praised Arshdeep after he got two wickets in the opening game. Making an issue of a drop catch is wrong. He is young and I don’t think he will get distracted by the trolling. He will come back stronger and will perform better in the next match,” Jaswant Rai concluded.