Indian left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh has been a subject of nationwide trolling over social media platforms after his incident of dropped catch in the India vs Pakistan Super 4 fixture of Asia Cup 2022.
Speaking to Indian Express, Arshdeep Singh’s parents opened up on the topic for which their son has been a subject of trolling. They cleared their stand on the matter and also told them what Arshdeep is going through right now.
“As a parent, it feels really bad. He is only 23. I don’t want to say much about trolls. You can’t shut everyone’s mouth. Without fans, there is no game. There are some who stand by you no matter what and others who can’t digest a single loss. But at the end of the day, only one team can win,” Arshdeep’s father told the Indian Express.
They assured the newspaper that their son is not letting the trolls get into his head. He added. “His exact words were, ‘I am laughing at all these tweets and messages. I am only going to take positives from it. This incident has only given me more confidence’.”
Arshdeep’s parents have also thanked teammates from India for showing support to the 23-year-old pacer and have vowed to return to UAE hopefully for India’s match in the Asia Cup finals on Sunday.
ArsheepSingh’s mother told in the paper that, “Arshdeep told us that the whole Indian team is supporting him.”
“If India qualifies for the final, we will be in Dubai. We want to be there if India wins the Asia Cup. Arshdeep told us that he is looking forward to contributing to an India win.” his father Darshan Singh added.
His father reminded that fakhar Zaman also dropped a catch of Ravi Bishnoi in the final over and had India won the match, Zaman would have bacame Pakistan fans enemy number 1.
“It could have been Fakhar Zaman because of the catch he dropped and the misfield at the end of India’s innings. Every cricketer wants to win the game for his country. No one plays to lose. Arshdeep will only get mentally stronger after this,” Darshan said.
“Those who are abusing Arsh must have high hopes from him. They are saying all these things out of emotion. When he does well, all these things will be forgotten,” Arshdeep’s mother concluded her statement.