Pakistan exacted revenge on India for their five-wicket loss in their opening Asia Cup 2022 match by defeating Men in Blue by the same margin in the Super 4 match on Sunday (September 4). Virat Kohli had fantastic innings, scoring 60 runs off 44 balls, including 4 boundaries and 1 six, but Mohammad Rizwan’s 71 runs off 51 balls took the cake. He played a key role in Pakistan’s victory over India in this match. Mohammad Nawaz also emerged as a hero for Pakistan after smashing 42 off just 20 balls.
Not to mention Khushdil Shah’s (14 off 11) and Asif Ali’s (16 off 8) minor but crucial efforts, which helped Pakistan pass the victory mark with one ball remaining. In the 18th over of the chase, off the bowling of Ravi Bishnoi, a significant catch was missed. Asif survived when Arshdeep Singh lost his catch at short third man. A sitter was dropped by the youthful pacer. If he had taken the catch, India might have gained control of the match and Pakistan might have fallen behind once more in the chase. The Men in Green won the competition, thus it was not to be.
Here is what Netizens have to say about it
While some have started trending Khalistani against the Indian Sikh Cricketer Arshdeep Singh, some Twitterati has already called out these trollers. Some Twitter accounts as we checked had a Pakistani descent who are trending such hashtags for the Sikh Cricketer.
One Twitter user who goes by the name of Vijay Patel said on his Twitter handle Don’t fall for the propaganda of Pakistani gangs and their Indian supporters. Most accounts who said Khalistani to Arshdeep are from Pakistan. He even shared screenshots of such accounts trying to portray a bad image for the cricketer. A copy of the archive page can be accessed from here.
Another account on Twitter posted and called out these fake trollers: 1) Indian cricket player Arshdeep dropped a catch in the 2nd match of India Vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2022. And, now accounts from Pakistan are running Khalistan propaganda & calling Arshdeep a Khalistani. Here is the thread!
2) Accounts from Pakistan is running propaganda & fake news that Indian media channel ABP news is calling Arshdeep Singh a Khalistani. They are making a narrative that the people of India hate Sikhs. A copy of the archive tweet can be accessed from here.
It looks like false propaganda is being made against the Indian Cricketer Arshdeep Singh. Even the Turbantor Harbhajan Sigh came in support of the young cricketer and tweeted Stop criticizing young @arshdeepsinghh No one drop the catch purposely..we are proud of our boys .. Pakistan played better.. shame on such people who r putting our own guys down by saying cheap things on this platform bout arsh and the team.. Arsh is GOLD