Dropping a catch is part and parcel of cricket, and almost all cricketers have done it throughout their careers. Targeting Arshdeep Singh is just not right.
The young Indian player couldn’t hold on to a catch of Asif Ali, who scored 16 runs and contributed to Pakistan’s win by five wickets in the second match of the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup 2022.
Arshdeep was slammed by fans on social media, with many calling him a Khalistani, a term used for anti-Indians and traitors for demanding a separate nation for the Sikhs.
Earlier, Mohammed Shami was called a terrorist after his ordinary bowling spell against the Men in Green in the last ICC T20 World Cup.
Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir, Wasim Akram and other leading personalities have come out in support of Arshdeep, whose Wikipedia page was also compromised.