Former Pakistan cricketer Aaqib Javed has made a big statement about Indian youngster Arshdeep Singh. Calling the left-arm pacer a ‘basic bowler’, he said that the Punjab bowler doesn’t have a trademark and opposition don’t plan for such bowlers.
“Opposition doesn’t even think about such bowlers,” Aaqib Javed on Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh set the stage on fire with his performances in the last two editions of the IPL. Be it power play, middle or death, the Punjab Kings pacer delivered almost every time for his side.
His impressive performance in the IPL earned him an Indian T20I cap and he made many laud him for proving his mettle even at the international stage.
So happy that Arshdeep Singh has been selected for the T20 World Cup. His hardwork in the IPL finally paid off, fantastic control over the ball and consistent with his line and length. A big opportunity for Arshdeep!Advertisement
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 12, 2022
Arshdeep was named even in the India’s squad for the Asia Cup 2022, where he had a staggering campaign as he troubled batters with his ability to bowl constant yorkers at the death. He took five wickets in five matches and it’s fair to say that he is among the positives for India despite not having a good campaign.
However, Aaqib Javed feels that Arshdeep is a basic bowler and he lacks all the trademarks of the T20I bowler. Speaking about the things he lacks, he said:
“He’s a basic bowler. See, in T20Is, either you need a Bhuvneshwar Kumar-type swing or you should have pace or you should be very tall with brilliant yorkers. These are the trademarks that work.
“Among bowlers around the world, if you think of Bumrah, you’ll immediately think of his yorkers and short-pitch bowling, Pandya has a lethal bounce, Shaheen’s inswing comes to mind, Haris Rauf’s pace. Bowlers like Arshdeep are just bowlers. They don’t have a trademark. The opposition doesn’t even think about such bowlers.” He said.
Arshdeep’s impressive performance earns him maiden T20 World Cup call
Arshdeep Singh despite having a short career has looked settled in the T20Is. In 11 T20Is so far has taken 14 wickets at an average of 20.14. His impressive performance earned him a place in India’s squad for the T20 World Cup 2022.
"Arshdeep Singh is one of the bravest boys that I know. After that match, you saw how he came and bowled at the death. It never looked as if he was Perturbed. That's his mental strength." – Ravi Bishnoi (To PTI)Advertisement
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) September 16, 2022
With his ability to swing the ball n bowl yorkers at the death, he could be handy for India in Australia. It remains to be seen if he will get opportunity in the playing XI or not.