Arshdeep Singh was on the target of keyboard warriors after India lost to Pakistan by 5 wickets in the Super 4 stage match.
The pacer dropped Asif Ali’s catch in the 18th over of the Pakistan innings, and the batter scored 16 off 8 balls to contribute to the Babar Azam-led team’s triumph.
The Indian fans slammed Arshdeep, but Ravi Shastri, Wasim Akram and Gautam Gambhir defended the young player. According to them, it is part and parcel of the game, and Singh will learn from his mistake.
“Arshdeep is a young player, and such things happen. You can’t be overcritical of the dropped catch,” said Gambhir.
“He will become a better player after his mistake as he is a quick learner,” said Ravi Shastri.
“Arshdeep is a good player and dropping a catch doesn’t make him a bad cricketer. He will comeback stronger in the remaing matches,” said Wasim Akram.