Continuing after India’s five-wicket loss to Pakistan asia cup 2022, Fast bowler Arshdeep Singh’s parents extended their words of support and encouragement to their son and the entire India team and said that the family is taking all the comments on the internet in a “positive way”. The 23-year-old Indian pacer has been under pressure to drop a crucial catch in the 18th over of Pakistan’s innings against India in the Super Four stage clash, while the former was chasing 182. Singh dismissed Asif Ali, who took full advantage of the lifeline given to him as Pakistan bowled out pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar for 19 in the next over. Arshdeep Singh was given the last over to save seven runs but he failed.
Arshdeep became the target of vicious online trolling after dropping the crucial catch. The word “India” was replaced with “Khalistan” on Singh’s Wikipedia page, even as another editor soon rescinded these changes. Reportedly, some Pakistan handles also became active.
Arshdeep’s father Darshan Singh said that the family was watching the match. Darshan told ANI, “Everyone wants their team to win. When it doesn’t, fans take out their anger on the players through their words. We are taking all this in a positive way. Match very much. it was good.”
Darshan said he has spoken to Arshdeep and is currently unaffected by the comments on the internet and is instead looking forward to the next game against Sri Lanka, focusing on the positives and negatives of the previous game. The pacer’s mother Daljit Kaur also said that though the match against Pakistan was lost, mistakes are normal.
“People’s job is to talk. If they criticize a player, they do it because they love him and want him to do well. We’re taking it (comments on the internet) positively We were praying that Arshdeep should stop those two runs. Falling catches are part of the game. But he made up for it in the next over.”
Arshdeep’s parents hope that India and Pakistan will meet for the third time during the final and India will be out with the trophy for the eighth time. He urged the fans to be patient and support Team India. Notably, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has taken note of the edited Wikipedia page linking cricketer Arshdeep Singh to Khalistan and sources said that MeitY is expected to initiate action on Wikipedia.
Ministry of Electronics and Technology Cricketer Arshdeep Singh’s Wikipedia page was edited on Monday by an unregistered user linking him to the separatist Khalistani movement, saying “no moderator operating in India can allow this type of misinformation”.
Minister of State for Electronics & Technology Rajiv Chandrashekhar tweeted, “No intermediary operating in India can allow this type of misinformation and willful attempts to harm the user – our government’s commitment to secure and reliable internet.” Violates expectations.”
Pictures were shared on social media, saying “He was named in the Khalistan squad for the 2018 Under-19 World Cup.” The edit history of Arshdeep’s Wikipedia page revealed that the user who made these changes was unregistered and using the Internet Protocol (IP) address 126.96.36.199.
The user edited his name to “Major Arshdeep Singh Langra” and a minute later to “Major Arshdeep Singh Bajwa”. Several random changes were made to Singh’s game statistics. Address allotment records showed that the particular address was allotted to Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL). The Indian cricket fraternity has also come out in support of the young pacer who dropped a crucial catch in the 18th over of the match.
Indian batsman Virat Kohli had some strong words in support and he said, “Even when I played my first game against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy, I played a bad shot and got out. No one under pressure Can make mistakes. It is natural to feel bad. The atmosphere of the team is very good right now, the credit goes to the management and the captain. So one must admit one’s mistake, address it and come back to that pressure situation once again. should be ready for it.” sunday. He was backed by former India spinner Harbhajan Singh, who said that no one deliberately drops catches and the young seamer should not be criticized.
“Stop criticizing the young @arshdeepsingh. No one deliberately drops catches.. We are proud of our boys.. Pakistan played better.. Shame on people who say cheap things on this platform like Arsh and the team. Arsh is gold, tweeted Harbhajan.
Coming into the match, with Pakistan batting first, India posted a score of 181/7 in their 20 overs. Chasing 182, Pakistan crossed the finishing line with a ball to spare and a gap of five wickets.