Arshdeep Singh’s Mother And Father Reacted On His Dropped Catch Controversy

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Arshdeep Singh’s Mother And Father Reacted On His Dropped Catch Controversy

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On Monday, Arshdeep Singh’s parents admitted that the fans have the right to get emotional and angry after India’s loss to Pakistan on Sunday in Dubai. However, they are standing strong, and taking the criticism and trolling of their son “positively”.

Left-arm pacer Arshdeep has been going through a tough time since he dropped the catch of Asif Ali in the 18th over of Pakistan’s chase of 182. Asif Ali hadn’t opened his account when he mistimed his slog off Ravi Bishnoi. The ball ballooned up in the air, but Arshdeep, positioned at short third-man, dropped a dolly of a catch.

Asif smashed 16 runs off 8 balls, helping Pakistan in the death overs to win the game by 5 wickets with one ball to spare. And since then Arshdeep Singh has been subjected to plenty of trolling and some vile abuses from a group of social media users who have used “Khalistan” and “Khalistani” under his comment section and tagged him with hateful remarks.

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Arshdeep Singh’s parents respond to the abuses their son has received

Darshan Singh, the father of the 23-year-old Arshdeep, revealed that they’d gone to Dubai to see the game. He asserted they are not looking at the negative aspects and are positive about their son’s progress.

“We went to watch the match. India-Pak match is always interesting. Fans get emotional, angry when their team loses and say a few words. We are taking it positively and there is no problem,” said Darshan Singh to ANI.

Arshdee’s mother, Baljit Kaur, echoed the same sentiment and reckoned that some mistakes such as the dropped catch are part and parcel of the sport. Regarding the criticism of her son, she is seeing all of it from a different angle.

“We also watched the first match and the second match was also good but silly mistakes happen and can happen by anyone. People have a habit to say, let them say. If people are commenting on it, it means they love him,” says Baljit Kaur, mother of Arshdeep Singh.

Impressively, despite his focus being disturbed by the dropped catch, Arshdeep did well in the last over: from Pakistan needing 7 to win from 6 balls, Arshdeep dragged the game to 2 runs required off the last 2 balls to give India a glimmer of hope. But eventually, Iftikhar Ahmed stole the couple of runs which gave Pakistan the win. 

The Indian management has shown great faith and trust in Arshdeep's bowling and will continue to do so as he's emerged as amongst the best in the country in death overs.