Sachin Tendulkar comes out in support of Arshdeep Singh
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has come forward and has backed Arshdeep Singh and also urged the fans to keep cricket “free from personal attacks” after the young pacer had faced online trolling and abuse after India’s five-wicket defeat to Pakistan in the Asia Cup.
“Every athlete representing the country gives their best and plays for the nation always. They need our constant support & remember, that in sports you win some & you lose some. Let’s keep cricket or any other sport free from personal attacks. @arshdeepsinghh keep working hard,” Tendulkar tweeted. “And give the best reply by performing on the field. I am keenly following you. My best wishes.” added the legend of Indian cricket.
Moreover, such was the wrath, that some people had hacked and edited Arshdeep’s wikipedia page, adding the objectionable term “Khalistani” by his name.
Cricketers like Virat Kohli, Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan also came in support of the young pacer from Punjab. “Under pressure, anyone can make a mistake. it’s a big match and the situation was tight.”
“I remember when I first played in the Champions Trophy. Against Pakistan, I remember I hit a very bad shot off Shahid Afridi. Till 5 am next morning, I was only staring at the ceiling, unable to sleep. I thought I’ll never get a game again; my career is over. So, it’s natural to feel like this.” said the former India skipper Virat Kohli.