“A person who never dropped a catch never played cricket,” Netizens back Arshdeep Singh after he faces backfire for dropping a catch against Pakistan

Arshdeep Singh dropped Asif Ali's catch in 18th over.

A dropped catch can turn a player from hero to villain, isn’t it? How often have we seen Indian fans criticizing their team after a defeat? The latest incident was quite evident during the India vs Pakistan game in the Super 4 stage of the ongoing Asia Cup 2022.

But this time it was left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh who was at the receiving end of the abuse. However, what might be surprising for you is that even after giving his best with the ball, he faced backlash as many were of the opinion that his dropped catch cost India the game against its arch-rivals.

After India posted a total of 181 runs on the board, many expected Indian bowlers to defend the target and defeat their arch-rivals for the second time in a row. But a 73-run stand for the third wicket between Mohammad Rizwan (71) and Mohammad Nawaz (42), who was promoted up the order, tilted the game in Pakistan’s favour.

India then was back in the game after they bowled a few economical overs and took the wickets of Rizwan and Nawaz as well. In what was the deciding factor of the game, Arshdeep then dropped a sitter of Asif Ali in the short third-man area. The drop turned the game into Pakistan’s favour as the right-hander then scored 16 runs off just 8 balls to win the match for his side.

Fans and pundits come out in support of Arshdeep Singh after criticism 

Following Arshdeep’s dropped catch, the left-arm pacer suffered huge criticism with people targeting him for his religion. But the cricket fraternity and even some fans have come out in support of the Punjab pacer. Even Virat Kohli during the press-conference backed the 23-year-old.

They feel that the pacer bowled brilliantly and even after being under so much pressure, he bowled a sensational last over, where he almost defended 7 runs to win the game for his side.

Here’s what they said: 

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