CHRISTCHURCH: Fast bowler Arshdeep Singh of India believes that fans have the right to express their love and rage and that players should accept both. Singh has had his share of ups and downs in his brief international career.
The 23-year-old received vicious trolling for failing to catch Asif Ali, who was important to India's five-wicket loss to Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2022. Also, Arshdeep's Wikipedia page was altered to indicate that he had been chosen to play for the "Khalistani national cricket team."
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had summoned Wikipedia executives in India to explore an explanation of how the left-arm pacer' page entry was changed. However, the youngster has shown great maturity and learned to take love and hate in his stride as well.
"Many people adore us and our game. People love us when we provide our finest performance, and they express their displeasure when we don't. So coping with this is unlike anything else. They express their feelings because they have a right to do so as we represent India and play for the country. Both should be accepted "In the news conference prior to the game on Tuesday, Arshdeep said.
Singh received an ODI call-up following some outstanding performances with the ball in T20I cricket. He made his ODI debut in the opening game of the current three-match series against New Zealand. "It feels fantastic to make my ODI debut after representing India in T20Is. My goal is to represent India and win games for the nation, as it is every young person's dream to play for India" he said.
"My trip is neither difficult nor easy, in my opinion. As players, we don't really think about how simple or difficult it is; instead, we concentrate on having fun and enjoying the game. It feels nice to perform at our highest level. We play the game match by match and don't really consider whether or not I want to be here in the upcoming year," he said.