Many Punjab leaders came out in support of young cricketer Arshdeep Singh, who became a victim of trolls for dropping the catch against Pakistan. Several Punjab leaders, including Aam Aadmi Party’s Rajya Sabha MP and former cricketer Harbhajan Singh, came out in support of fast bowler Arshdeep Singh on Monday. Pakistan won the Super-4 match of the Asia Cup by five wickets on Sunday.
Actually, Arshdeep had dropped the catch of Asif Ali in India vs Pakistan match. Since then, he is being targeted on social media. AAP’s Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha, former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Punjab Sports Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hair and BJP leader Manjinder Sirsa also extended their support to the 23-year-old pacer.
Harbhajan Singh condemns the trollers
Former cricketer and Rajya Sabha MP Harbhajan Singh defended Arshdeep Singh by tweeting. At the same time, trollers were taken aback. He said that the youth should stop criticizing Arshdeep. No one drops the catch intentionally. Proud of Indian players. Pakistan has played well. The bad things that are happening about the team and Arsh are shameful. Arsh is gold.
AAP’s Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha tweeted that the kind of hatred Arshdeep is facing is appalling. Arshdeep is an amazing talent and will lead the Indian bowling for years to come. No hatred can pull him down.
Arshdeep is the future of the country: Punjab Sports Minister
Punjab Sports Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hare said that Arshdeep is the future of the country. There is victory or defeat in the game. Arshdeep is an up-and-coming star, who has carved a niche in a short span of time. Excellent performance against Pakistan. Arshdeep is the future of the nation. Inspiration for youth. Hate has no place in sports. The Sports Minister spoke to Arshdeep’s mother Baljit Kaur over phone and said that the country and the whole of Punjab are with you.
Captain Amarinder Singh also got support
Former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh said that it is unfortunate that Arshdeep is being ridiculed for dropping the catch. He said in a Facebook post that such things (dropping catches) happen in sports especially under such tremendous pressure. We must support and encourage our sports heroes. Arshdeep, don’t be discouraged. You have a long and wonderful career ahead of you. BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa also attacked those targeting Arshdeep and calling him ‘Khalistani’. He said in a video message that Arshdeep Singh is a bright player. He played very well and everyone in the country is standing by him.