New Delhi: India had to face defeat against Pakistan by 5 wickets. Team India players made many mistakes in this match but after India’s defeat, people took Arshdeep Singh on target.
In the last over when the match was in critical condition, Singh dropped a simple catch of Pak finisher Asif Ali. When Arshdeep dropped Ali’s catch, he was on zero score. After this opportunity, the Pakistani batsman played a valuable innings of 16 runs in just eight balls with the help of two fours and a six, which led to his team’s victory.
Following this, the 23-year-old promising pacer of the Indian team, has come under the target of social media users.
In many posts going viral on social media, he is being called as Khalistani. Apart from this, profile of the player on Wikipedia page has also been tampered and he was described here as part of Khalistan Punjab.
Following this, many Indian and Pakistan cricketers also extended support to the Indian bowler.
Hafeez has tweeted about Arshdeep. He wrote, ” My request to all Indian team fans. In sports we make mistakes as we r human. Please don’t humiliate anyone on these mistakes.”
“Stop criticising young@arshdeepsinghh No one drop the catch purposely..we are proud of our boys .. Pakistan played better.. shame on such people who r putting our own guys down by saying cheap things on this platform bout arsh and team.. Arsh is GOLD,” former crickter Harbhajan Singh said.
Punjab sports minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer also extended his support and wrote on Twitter,” Victory or defeat is given in game. @arshdeepsinghh is upcoming star who carved out niche in short span. Performed excellent against Pakistan. Regressive psyche to troll him on drop of just a catch. Arshdeep is future of Nation. Inspiration for youth. Hate has no place in sports.”