Arshdeep Singh revealed that his family members were part of the crowd in Lauderhill, Florida, and came to watch him play in the fourth T20 match against the West Indies on Saturday, 12 August. The left-arm fast bowler did well and took three wickets, two of which came in the Powerplay, to help India get off to a good start. However, he also admitted that he was nervous about performing in front of his family as he was a little worried about the day off.
In a video posted by BCCI on Instagram, Arshdeep Singh told Shubman Gill about his experience:
“My father had come to Canada to play matches and so he, with my brother, came here to watch the game. Yes, there was a bit of pressure to perform in front of my family (smiles).”
Arshdeep also realized that it was an absolute belter of the pitch and was quick to adapt to a new length and backup plan.
Arshdeep Singh added:
“When I started bowling, I quickly realized that the pitch was flat. So I tried to hit hard lengths and back my slower balls and was rewarded.”
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Much-Needed Confidence Booster For Arshdeep Singh:
Arshdeep Singh has had a tough few months as far as international cricket is concerned. He was also briefly dropped from the team due to the problem of bowling too many no-balls. In the opening games of the current series, the left-arm pacer was a bit expensive, especially in the death overs where he has built his reputation as a reliable bowler. However, getting figures of 3/38 on a batting-friendly pitch would certainly have given him a lot of confidence.
Arshdeep will need to produce another stellar performance on Sunday, 13 August, to help India win the series 3-2.