Arshdeep Singh: Arshdeep Is The ‘Poet’ Of Death Over: Arshdeep’s rise is a bit like a dream. Punjab Kings did not buy him in the 2019 IPL auction. Although he was seen around the Indian team since June 2021, he made his debut for the Indian team on 7 July 2022. Thorns are scattered on the road to the rise of his dream.
The ‘poet’ of Death Over is Arshdeep
He loves to write poetry. His constant companion in the cricket kit bag is a pen and a diary. And when he came down to the field in the death over by the hands of that poet, when one after another yorker fell in front of the batters, a cricketing epic was written. He is Arshdeep Singh (Arshdeep Singh). He made his debut for India on July 7. Although his experience in international cricket is not much, he has 40 wickets in 37 matches in IPL and an economy rate of only 8.35 despite bowling in the death overs. Presented unknown information about him TV9Bangla.
In T20 cricket, bowling in the death overs is not just about artistry. It has to be accompanied by infinite strength of mind. And gathering all those logistics, the twenty-three-year-old Arshdeep, in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, has become the main hope of the Indian team. South African speedster Kagiso Rabada, who is a member of Arshdeep’s IPL team Punjab Kings, said, “Arshdeep is the best death over specialist in the IPL”. And Arshdeep himself proved the accuracy of his words. Arshdeep’s death over the economy rate of 7.58 in the last season of IPL is the second-best among Indians.
Arshdeep’s father Darshan Singh is serving in the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). His mother is Baljit Kaur. Behind his growing up is the story of his mother’s sacrifice. They lived in a place called Kharar near Chandigarh. In 2015, Arshdeep joined Jaswant Rai’s Cricket Academy in Chandigarh. Since then, his mother’s turn of self-sacrifice began. His mother used to take Arshdeep to the cricket academy by cycling about 15 kilometers every day. He would wait until the boy’s practice was over. He used to return home with his son. His wait was not in vain. He was also called up to Punjab’s Vijay Hazare team. List A cricket debut was also made that year. After that, he got a call to the Indian team for the 2018 U-19 World Cup.
Arshdeep’s rise after that is a bit like a dream. Punjab Kings did not buy him in the 2019 IPL auction. Although he was seen around the Indian team since June 2021, he made his debut for the Indian team on 7 July 2022. Thorns are scattered on the road to the rise of his dream. He became the target of critics when he missed a catch in the Asia Cup match between India and Pakistan. His Wikipedia page description was also changed. Then the Ministry of Information and Technology of the Government of India took action. Officials at Wikipedia were also summoned to explain the cause of the mess.
I have already told you that Arshdeep loves to write poetry. He shared a poem written by him a few days ago. What stands out from the meaning of that poem is perhaps the story of his own life. “For some, I am lucky, / For some, it may be unexpected. But they ignore my hard work. They comment only on my fate and destiny. Anyone can be successful when the time is right. But when one goes through hard times, that is the real test of character. Those who are brave do not back down easily. And those like me, never lose hope even in difficult times.”
About writing this poem, Arshdeep said in an interview with Indian Express, “I always have my pen and diary with me. I always like to write down whatever thoughts come to my mind. And writing poetry always helps me think outside of cricket.
Looking at his stats in IPL and international cricket, anyone would understand how much India is going to need him in the T20 World Cup. India-Pak clash in T20 World Cup on Sunday. And in that match, in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep might be Rohit Sharma’s trump card against Shaheen Afridi.