India vs. Pakistan – “Mistakes Can Happen,” Says Virat Kohli of Under-Fire Arshdeep Singh. Virat Kohli, India’s captain, has backed young seamer Arshdeep Singh, who dropped a catch in the 18th over of Pakistan’s chase.
In the ongoing Asia Cup, India and Pakistan played another nail-biter, with Babar Azam’s Pakistan coming out on top by five wickets in the Super 4 stage. The balance shifted until the final over of the match, and it all came down to who could hold their nerves the best. Arshdeep Singh, a young seamer, dropped a relatively easy change off Ravi Bishnoi’s bowling in the 18th over of the innings, giving Asif Ali a major reprieve. Pakistan then went on to win the match by five wickets.
Virat, the captain of India, has now come out in support of Arshdeep.
Anyone can make mistakes in a high-pressure game and that it is important to learn from them and move on.
“Because the situation was tense, anyone could make the error. It was a high-pressure game, and mistakes were inevitable. I recall playing my first Champions Trophy match against Pakistan, and I made a terrible shot against Shahid Afridi. I couldn’t sleep because I was staring at the ceiling until 5 a.m., and I thought my career was over, but these things happen naturally “Kohli stated this during a post-match press conference.
“Seniors surround you, and there is a good team environment right now, which I credit to the captain and coach. The participants learn from their mistakes. So one must accept his mistake, address it, and prepare to be in that high-pressure situation again “He continued.
Pakistan needed 34 runs in the 18th over, bowled by Ravi Bishnoi, with Khushdil Shah and Asif Ali on the crease. Asif played a sweep shot on the third delivery, and the ball went into the air, looking like an easy take for Arshdeep. But fate had other plans for Asif Ali, as the ball passed through his hands and he survived.
Arshdeep was chosen to bowl the final over after dropping the catch, but he was unable to defend seven runs. In the ongoing Super 4 stage, India will face Sri Lanka next.
In the match between India and Pakistan, the former was sent to bat and scored 181/7 in 20 overs. Virat Kohli led the way with a 60-ball knock.
With Pakistan chasing 182, wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan top-scored with 71 off 51 balls. The impact innings, however, came from Mohammad Nawaz, who batted at No.4 and went on to score 42 runs off 20 balls.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Arshdeep Singh each took one wicket for India.