India’s captain Rohit Sharma praised Arshdeep Singh before of their Asia Cup 2022 match against Sri Lanka and added that the squad ignores online haters.
In the Asia Cup Super 4 encounter against Sri Lanka on Tuesday, the young bowler Arshdeep Singh displayed amazing tenacity by giving it his best to defend seven runs in the last over. He was able to tie the score before the penultimate delivery, but Sri Lanka went on to win by six wickets. In the game against Pakistan, which India ultimately lost by five wickets, the left-arm seamer made the mistake of dropping a reasonably simple catch. As a result, he received harsh criticism and online bullying.
Arshdeep’s mindset and how the young bowler likes to perform under pressure were discussed by captain Rohit Sharma after the team’s defeat to Sri Lanka.
He added that the group does not pay much attention to online trolls.
In the press conference, Rohit Sharma stated, “Honestly, guys here don’t look too much into social media since there is too much trash occurring there these days.
“We shouldn’t focus too much on a few sporadic defeats, games, and a single dropped catch, in my opinion. Yes, he felt let down by the missed opportunity to take a catch, but again, we saw his confidence when he came in for the final over and struck that yorker hard to get Asif Ali out. That demonstrates that if someone is not mentally prepared to execute someone, even if they are down and out, “Added he.
“As a result, in his situation, he came out prepared to perform. He actually sprinted to his spot and grabbed the ball because he wanted to bowl that over, and even today, I felt the last two overs he bowled were pretty well. He is here because he is a highly self-assured young man. He has been a member of the team longer than many other players who are at home currently, “Added he.
As he continued to discuss Arshdeep, Rohit said: “He has a really clear intellect, which is the basic explanation for this. He is a confident young man—I haven’t encountered many boys like that in their formative years—who is also very motivated and hungry for success. Even Rahul Bhai will agree that that is a positive indicator, and we are pleased with the direction in which he is taking his game.”
Regarding the match against Sri Lanka, Team India scored 173/8, and Sri Lanka successfully chased down the target with six wickets remaining and one ball to spare.