Indian wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik lent his support to Arshdeep Singh after his poor show against Sri Lanka in IND vs SL 2nd T20I at Pune. Arshdeep Singh bowled 5 no-balls in the match and emerged too costly during his spell.
Arshdeep Singh came out to bowl the 2nd over in the match. He bowled 3 no-balls in the over which helped Sri Lanka to get a good start by smashing 19 runs in the over. Singh also bowled 2 no-balls later in his other over, bowling a total of 5 no balls in the match.
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Dinesh Karthik Comes In Support of Arshdeep Singh
Indian player and commentator Dinesh Karthik posted a tweet to support Arshdeep Singh after the match. Karthik mentioned that it was just a lack of match practice which resulted in his poor bowling show. Have a look at Dinesh Karthik’s tweet below.
You’ve got to feel for Arshdeep Singh , just lack of match practice .
It’s never easy #INDvsSL
— DK (@DineshKarthik) January 5, 2023
No Ball is A Crime: Hardik Pandya
Skipper Hardik Pandya was not pleased with Singh delivering no-balls during his bowling. During the post-match presentation, Pandya said that Arshdeep needs to go back and make sure such basic errors don’t happen.
“In this situation, it’s very difficult. In past as well he’s bowled no-balls. As a captain, I believe you can’t give away freebies. Going for runs is fine but no balls aren’t. Not blaming but he (Arshdeep) needs to go back and make sure these basic errors don’t happen at this level. It’s not about blaming or to be too hard on him but no ball is a crime,” Pandya said.
Arshdeep Singh emerged as too costly in the match as he conceded 37 runs in his 2 overs. Sri Lanka posted a mammoth 206-6 in the match batting first. Later, India lost 4 wickets for 34 runs during the chase.
Later, Suryakumar Yadav (51) and Axar Patel (61) slammed a brilliant knocks but India eventually lost by 16 runs. The IND vs SL T20I series is tied at 1-1. The 3rd T20I is all set to take place on January 7 at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.