Arshdeep Singh has stunned the South African cricket team’s top order in the ongoing T20I match between the Proteas and the Indian cricket team at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. The left-arm fast bowler scalped three wickets in his first over itself.
The Indian cricket team skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to have a field first at the Greenfield International Stadium. New-ball bowlers Deepak Chahar and Arshdeep Singh made great use of the swing-friendly conditions and helped the Men in Blue get off to a dream start.
South Africa were tottering at 9/5 after just 2.3 overs in the first innings. It is rare to see a team get off to such a horrendous start in any format of the sport. In T20Is, generally one batter holds one end, while the others keep the scoreboard ticking.
However, none of the top-order batters of the South African cricket team could play either of the two roles. The likes of Quinton de Kock, David Miller, Temba Bavuma, Rilee Rossouw and Tristan Stubbs fell victim to the swing trap of Deepak Chahar and Arshdeep Singh.
Deepak, playing for the Indian cricket team tonight in place of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, bowled a dream first over which ended with the wicket of opposition captain Bavuma on the last ball. Singh followed it up with the wickets of de Kock, Rossouw and Miller. The delivery to Miller was majestic.
Fans on Twitter laud Arshdeep Singh for his excellent new-ball spell
Just a few weeks ago, Singh was trolled on social media for dropping a simple-looking catch in the Asia Cup 2022 Super Fours match against the Pakistan cricket team. Tonight, he has looked pure gold so far in his spell. Here are some of the top reactions to the phenomenal bowling from Singh against South Africa:
Let Arshdeep and Deepak open the bowling for India Deepak can bowl 3 overs straight in pp 8/10 times and u can use Bumrah where u want…— Navneet MSDian (@MSDian067) September 28, 2022
Deepak, Arshdeep and Bumrah will greet combo…🔥🔥
Deepak can bat too….#INDvsSA #DeepakChahar #arshdeepsingh pic.twitter.com/Vtxf1saxHq
Deepak Chahar & Arshdeep Singh, a duo that is going to give nightmares to South African batters for a few months#deepakchahar #arshdeepsingh #TeamIndia #BCCI #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/Z8mkYlX3NA— OneCricket (@OneCricketApp) September 28, 2022