‘Free ke runs lelo, no ball lelo’- Twitter trolls Arshdeep Singh brutally following his poor outing in first T20I against NZ

 ‘Free ke runs lelo, no ball lelo’- Twitter trolls Arshdeep Singh brutally following his poor outing in first T20I against NZ

Arshdeep Singh (source: Twitter)

The Indian cricket team struggled against New Zealand in the first T20I in Ranchi on Friday. New Zealand batted first and scored 176, while India could only manage 155/9 in 20 overs. The match was also a disappointment for India’s talented left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh.

In four overs, the fast bowler gave up 51 runs. He also bowled two wides and one no-ball while maintaining an economy rate of 12.80 RPO. Former India players Sanjay Bangar and Mohamed Kaif both pointed out flaws in Arshdeep’s bowling technique.

“Arshdeep wasn’t much effective today. He has built a  reputation with wide yorkers that trouble the batters but today, he bowled mostly in the zone. I think he needs to think about his bowling a bit and make decisions wisely. It’s a journey. You may have a good start but there will be games where your skillsets will be tested. It depends upon you how much you believe in yourself and work on the basics. If he works on these factors, he might come out as a better batter,” Bangar said in a discussion on Star Sports.

Former Indian star Mohammad Kaif emphasised a technical aspect of his game. “Arshdeep is the kind of bowler who has a longer run-up which means he might face stepping issues. He’s also wasting energy running for so long. The main reason behind those over-stepping is his long run-up. And as he changes angle too much, sometimes round the wicket, sometimes over. So, he needs to work on the basics and stay a bit relaxed. He is a good bowler but didn’t have a great day,” Kaif said.

Bangar agreed: “Like Kaif said, his run-up is longer than required. A bowler needs to rediscover his ideal run-up. When you are a progressing fast-bowler and don’t have much power in the body, then run from a longer distance to create momentum. When the power increase, there is a confusion regarding run-up.”

Here is how Twitter reacted to Arshdeep Singh



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